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Broadcasting agency of Montenegro

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The Legal and Finance Sector performs the normative, administrative, accounting and financial activities related to the supervision of the functioning and development of the audiovisual-media system in Montenegro and regular functioning of the Agency, including particularly:

- development of bills, regulations and bylaws for their implementation, in cooperation with other organizational units of the Agency and, if necessary, with other competent authorities in Montenegro;
- proposal of measures for resolution of the issued arising in the course of implementation of policies related to the field of audiovisual media services and broadcasting;
- following of comparative legal experiences related to the audiovisual media system and performing professional activities related to their adequate application;
- administrative supervision of the fulfillment of legal conditions for the beginning of work  of the audiovisual media service providers and compliance of their work with the Media Law, the Electronic Media Law, and the bylaws adopted by the Agency;
- administrative supervision of the compliance of work of the audiovisual media service providers with the regulations on the protection of copyrights and neighbouring rights;
- administration of procedures related to complaints of natural and legal persons with regard to the operation of the audiovisual media service providers, in cooperation with other organizational units of the Agency;
- proposal and implementation of administrative and supervisory measures related to the audiovisual media service providers and other entities in compliance with the Electronic Media Law;
- monitoring of the functional, organizational and economic position of public and non-profit broadcasters in Montenegro;
- exchange of information on the media service providers with the regulatory authorities of the European Union Member States;
- development of the draft report to the European Commission in compliance with the Electronic Media Law and the regulations based on it;
- preparation and monitoring of the economic and financial indicators and other parameters relevant for the assessment of economic conditions for operation of the Agency and the stakeholders in the AVMS sector;
- accounting and financial activities, in compliance with valid legislation;
- preparation of draft annual reports and financial reports of the Agency;
- timely preparation and presentation of information on the operation of the Agency on the media and website of the Agency;
- development of proposals for the main legal documents in the field of audiovisual media services, related to the programming of the audiovisual media service providers, in cooperation with the organization units of the Agency and competent authorities in Montenegro;
- organization of public consultations on the draft documents regulating the rights and obligations of the audiovisual media service providers and electronic publications in compliance with the Electronic Media Law and the regulations based on this law;
- other activities prescribed by the Electronic Media Law and the Statute of the Agency;

The Legal and Finance Sector provides professional assistance to other organizational units of the Agency related to their activities within the scope of implementation of regulations and observance of law in carrying out their duties.