Montenegro and European Union

Montenegrin daily newspaper “Vijesti” reported about the meeting that President of ruling DPS party Milo Djukanovic, held last Thursday with selected Montenegrin public figures (who are mostly identified as “defenders of national identity”). He shared his vision of the situation in Montenegro, the region and the European Union, and it was mentioned that the EU is in a crisis whose outcome may be its dissolution.

This was confirmed to “Vijesti” by several participants of the meeting. One excerpt from the daily newpaper says that Mr Djukanovic alluded that “situation in the region is also difficult and worrying, and because of the eurozone crisis the EU could face a difficult period, so Montenegro should carefully watch its own interest and not blindly follow the path into EU membership”.

“Vijesti” reported that Djukanovic has thus confirmed that his interview from July 13th wasn’t randomness, since that was the first time when he made ??the distance from the European integration of Montenegro, which could lead him becoming the main Eurosceptic on the Montenegrin political scene.

Unlike many previous statements which aimed to explain that Montenegro does not implement reforms for the EU, but for itself, Djukanovic has sent a surprising message in July, when he stated that the speed of EU accession will not only depend on reforms in Montenegro, but also the situation in the EU.

“In other words, we do not have very to work hard on all the reforms and carry out all that is required from us” concludes the article from Vijesti.

There have been serious doubts over the true nature of “pro-european” politics of Montenegrin leaders for a long time, and you can here read some of the related stories:

Rhetoric and Reality: Is Montenegrin government really pro-European?

5 years of independence: How the critics views situation in Montenegro…

Montenegrin PM Djukanovic resigns, after 20 years, but his influence remains?

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