Sector:

Connectivity and Transport

Did you know that the Mala Rijeka Viaduct on the Bar-Belgrade route is the highest railway bridge in Europe and the second highest in the world? Or that Montenegro’s railway used to be the most expensive infrastructure project in the former Yugoslavia? However, transport infrastructure in Montenegro has suffered extensively from lack of maintenance. It has been transforming and developing over the past years with the aim of harmonising with EU regulations and standards.

The European Union supports Montenegro in upgrading its transport infrastructure. Since 2007, the EU has assisted transport connectivity development in Montenegro with more than €177.25 million. Through different projects, the EU has helped the upgrading of rail infrastructure, modernisation of Montenegrin roads and the maritime transport system, as well as the construction of new wastewater treatment plants. It has also provided support in capacity building and alignment of Montenegro’s legislation with EU laws and standards in the transport sector.

All of this leads to sustainable connectivity, which enables economic growth and job creation. That is why the EU remains committed not just to improving transport connectivity within its own borders, but also beyond. Helping the people of Montenegro and the Western Balkans to be more connected remains a top priority for the EU.

Projects

Wastewater treatment represents an important element in water pollution control. It helps produce clean reusable water and reduce the amount of waste that is usually released into the environment.
Building and connecting transport and energy infrastructure is a key driver of growth and jobs. Improved transport and energy infrastructure unlocks innovation, attracts investments and creates huge social benefits.
Strengthening the green economy through investments in energy efficiency is one of the key priorities of the European Union. Also, energy efficiency lies at the heart of EU’s Energy Union.