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December 21st 2010. Mr Djukanovic, who led Montenegro 20 years (served 5 times as prime minister and once as President), has long signalled his plans to quit. He announced today, on a press conference that he quits position of Prime Minister, but he will keep his role in the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists. Now… » read more

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EU leaders today agreed to make Montenegro a formal candidate for membership of the EU. At a two-day summit in Brussels that ended today, EU leaders backed a recommendation made by the European Commission last month to grant candidate status to Montenegro. However, no date for the opening of membership talks has been set, a… » read more

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We mainly bring stories which follow relation between Montenegro and European Union, progress that the country is making on its way towards the EU, as well as the issues that are coming on the way. It is often reported that Montenegro faces numerous challenges on its path to European Union. Those problems are mostly described… » read more

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(Waz.EUObserver) The European Parliament will call on member states to grant Montenegro the status of EU candidate country without delay, in a resolution on Thursday (2 December) which will support the European Commission’s recommendations to the council. The deputies will express regret, however, about the recommendation to separate candidate status from the right to open… » read more

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European Commission has granted Montenegro a “candidate status” for membership in the European Union. As a candidate state, Montenegro is now eligable to begin accession talks with the EU. Commissioner for EU Enlargement Stefan Fuele noted that accession talks will start “when the country meets the necessary political conditions set out by the Copenhagen Criteria,… » read more

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October 19th 2010: European Council President Herman Van Rompuy officially visited Montenegro for the first time where he met with Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic, President Filip Vujanovic and Parliament President Ranko Krivokapic. He discussed with Montenegrin officials about cooperation, reforms in Montenegro, the forthcoming European Commission opinion on Montenegro, EU membership and other regional matters.… » read more

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Montenegro expects to get European Union candidate status in November. Despite that, many big problems remain unsolved and severl EU officials warned that Montenegro must make stronger efforts to solve issues of corruption, organized crime and independent judiciary system. Also, there are growing expectations that current Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic will leave the politics… » read more

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June 9th/10th 2010 Prime Minister of Montenegro – Milo Djukanovic met with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. Preliminary remarks by Herman Van Rompuy can be seen on EC video below. http://vimeo.com/12432439 After his meeting with Mr Rompuy, Prime Minister of Montenegro met with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barosso. Mr… » read more

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The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Montenegro signed in October 2007 entered into force on 1 May 2010. This will hopefully take the country another step forward on the road to European integration. European Commissioner for Enlargement – Mr Stefan Füle, stated that “this marks the beginning of a new… » read more

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The unsatisfactory security situation in Montenegro and the inefficiency of state and its institutions in the fight against organised crime were once again pointed out by many foreign media. Magazine Economist wrote about „Balkan imbroglio“ and stated that drug-smuggling episode is creating new tensions in the Balkan region. Late last year, in an operation dubbed… » read more

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