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The Balkan Networking Initiative had its official inaugural conference in Budva on 22 May 2011. The Balkan Networking Initiative is a project of the government of Montenegro and Atlas Group. The goal of the conference is to establish a public-private networks and create sustainable social empowerment through cross-border networking. The conference welcome addresses were given… » read more

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May 17th, 2011 A music concert was met by homophobic violence in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. During a performance by artist Lollobrigida on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, unknown groups threw teargas cans in the crowd, forcing half of the audience to disperse and seek medical assistance. In a related event, two… » read more

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The aim of this report is to give an overview of happenings in Montenegrin political scene during the first hundred days of new Montenegrin government. It include links to most important news stories, related to Montenegro-EU relations as well as problems that country is facing on its way towards the EU. PODGORICA, Jan 21 2011… » read more

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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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