Border control for Third Party Liability Insurance and Green Card in respect of cars from the Republic of Montenegro waived

The Official Journal of the European Union of 13.07.2021 published a decision of the European Commission (EC) 2021/1145 of 30.06.2021, stating that on 06.01.2021 an Annex to the Multilateral Agreement between The National Offices of the EU Member States, the National Offices of the Principality of Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Serbia, the Swiss Confederation, the United Kingdom and the National Office of the Republic of Montenegro pursuant to Art. Article 8 (1), second subparagraph, of Directive 2009/103/EC of 16 September 2009 relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles, and the enforcement of the obligation to insure against such liability (Directive 2009/103/EC).

In accordance with the agreement, the national offices of all Member States individually shall ensure (in accordance with the provisions of their national legislation in the field of compulsory insurance) the settlement of claims in connection with insurance events in their territory caused by such vehicles normally located on the territory of the Republic of Montenegro.

In connection with the above, the Republic of Montenegro acquires the status of an associated country to the International Agreement and pursuant to Art. 8 (2) of Directive 2009/103/EC, as of 02.08.2021, all cars registered in the Republic of Montenegro have the right to enter the territory of the EU Member States, incl. and the Republic of Bulgaria, without providing data on the available Third Party Liability Insurance and the Green Card Certificate. Therefore the border control for Third Party Liability Insurance and Green Card certificate in respect of cars from the Republic of Montenegro is waived.

The European Commission’s decision also applies to cars registered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as that country remains a party to the Multilateral Agreement.