Montenegro and European Union

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Montenegro is set to become a new member of the NATO but its path to the full membership became questioned after the election of Donald Trump as the US President. Russia has been a fierce opponent of Montenegro’s membership but the leadership of the small Adriatic nation is determined to pursue this goal. Euractiv already… » read more

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Montenegro slowly prepares for the possible start of negotiations with the EU, and Government did several actions in that regard. Firstly, Montenegrin Ambassador to the EU, Aleksandar Pejovic, has been appointed as the chief negotiator for the upcoming talks with the EU. Government is yet to create a team for negotiations although there have already… » read more

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Montenegrin students held several protests during the course of last few months. In the beggining, protests were oriented toward improvement of conditions related to studying. Latest protest was organized for the first time by students of Political Sciences Faculty in capital Podgorica. But, their messages on transparents were broader and stronger: We don’t want to… » read more

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Montenegrin daily “Vijesti” reported that Germany and France have set out additional conditions for Montenegro, in order to get the date for start of negotiations with the EU. According to this report, Montenegro should amend the Constitution by the end of the year in the fields of the judiciary, report regulary to Brussels regarding number… » read more

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Daily newspaper “Vijesti” brought an intwerview with former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro – Branko Lukovac. He said that “European enlargement agenda is currently on the second place and it is good that the Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic publicly pointed to the possibility that the decision to start negotiations with Montenegro might be… » read more

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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… » read more

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Chief of Montenegrin Mission to the EU – Mrs Slavica Milacic stated that “Montenegro could obtain a status of “candidate country” for membership in the European Union, until the end of 2010.” In her interview to daily newspapre “Vijesti” (January 31st 2010), she expressed satisfaction with the progress made by Montenegro in the past three… » read more

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WASHINGTON – During his three-day visit, Montenegrin PM Milo Djukanovic will meet U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is believed that one of the main themes to discuss will be Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, and U.S. support in that matter. However, medias pointed out that vast majority of Montenegrin… » read more

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The EU Council of Interior and Justice Ministers made a decision on Monday (November 30th 2009) regarding the abolishment of visas for citizens of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. The decision on elimination of the Schengen visa barrier will mean a lot to the peoples of Balkans, although visa requirements are still in place for citizens… » read more

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