A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): Living testimony

A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): Living testimony
2020. Living testimony (Ljiljana Šaranović and Novak Dragović), Sinja(je)vina, Montenegro © ‘Wake Up Films’

A tale of beauty and corruption (Montenegro): Living testimony

Local communities’ protection

In November 2019 an international research team informed UNESCO in Paris, as well as the European Parliament and the European Commission in Brussels, about the case. In February 2020 the EU Parliamentary Committee for Stabilization and Association with Montenegro, visited the country’s capital, Podgorica, and its President met with the local communities, experts, NGOs and politicians supporting Sinja(je)vinans, to get a first-hand account of their pain, complaint and claims. This was a crucial step for them; having the EU to express itself and compel Montenegro to meet specific criteria, in order for Montenegro to be accepted as part of the Union.