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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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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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Montenegro submitted answers on EC questionnaire on December 9th 2009. Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic visited Brussels and gave the answers to the European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn. Many other govrnment officials participated in the ceremony, including Minister of Finances Igor Luksic, Minister of Foreign Affairs Milan Rocen, Minister of European Integration Gordana Djurovic, as… » read more

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Most analysts believed that Montenegro will make good progress towards European Union, after becoming independent in 2006. This tiny country of amazing natural beauties, with only 650.000 citizens, has potential for fast development and quick accession into EU. Unfortunately, it seems that everyone is slowly realising that Montenegro is far away from any progress. The… » read more

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Montenegro’s parliament approved yesterday a new government that is led by long-time Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. In the parliament, 48 of 81 lawmakers approved the 21-member Cabinet. Djukanovic said that new government’s goal will be to speed up the this Balkan nation toward the NATO and European Union. Djukanovic has been a political leader in… » read more

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Since this is the only English-language blog/news service focused on Montenegro and its politics, we decided to launch new project, called “Open Montenegro”. Since young Montenegrin state still has a lot to learn about democracy and freedom, most of media are controlled by the government and the ruling party. That’s one of the main reasons… » read more

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Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on Wednesday, November 5th, 2008, held talks in Brussels with the European foreign policy and security commissioner, Javier Solana. (From the Council of the European Union, November 5, 2008, Brussels, Belgium) On Wednesday, November 5th 2008., Mr. Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro, was received by Mr. Javier Solana, European… » read more

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Montenegro is still under great fear of possible closure of Aluminium Plant in Podgorica, which counts for 50% of Montenegro’s export. The Plant known as “KAP” is owned by Russian billionaire Mr Oleg Deripaska, who plans to shut it down, due to financial problems, caused by global economic crisis. But, International Herald Tribune recently brought… » read more

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Dear friends and colleagues, This blog aims to follow important events about Montenegro and to present some of the positive and negative aspects of Montenegrin integration process into European Union. We noticed that Montenegrin bloggers rarely write in English about politics and future of their country, so we decided to join EU Blogosphere and offer… » read more

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