The European Audiovisual Observatory is now under the presidency of Montenegro for 2015. Jadranka Vojvodic, deputy director of the Agency for Electronic Media, the Montenegrin Regulatory Authority, now represents Montenegro within the Observatory’s Executive Council.
Montenegro takes over from Italy, which held the presidency of the Strasbourg-based Observatory in 2014.
Vojvodic said that Montenegro, as a recent member of the Observatory, was “proud to be presiding the first year of the Observatory’s Three Year Action Plan 2015-2018.” She added that her organization would be hosting a public media conference with the Observatory in Montenegro in June. The theme will be announced soon.
Susanne Nikoltchev, the Observatory’s executive director, paid tribute to a very lively Italian presidency for 2014 and looked forward to “constructive cooperation on new initiatives” with the Montenegrin presidency.
The European Audiovisual Observatory covers the audiovisual industries of its 40 member states as well as producing pan-European statistics and legal analysis. It has a rotating presidency, which changes annually and lasts from January to December.