Montenegro and European Union

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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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The coalition of the Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic „For European Montenegro“ won an absolute majority in the election of March 29th 2009, with 51% of the votes (receiving 58% of seats in Parliament). New strongest opposition party is Socialist People’s Party (Srdjan Milic), that received 16%. Parliamentary status is also ensured for New Serbian Democracy… » read more

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On 15th December 2008, Montenegro presented its official application for EU membership to French President Nicolas Sarkozy (presiding EU at that time), hoping to win EU candidate country status during 2009. On the occassion, EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn welcomed the move and stated “Today Montenegro has reached a historical milestone marking the country’s important… » read more

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Montenegro is again in the spotlight of international press, but this time for different reason. Mostly, the news are connected to terms like “Russians”, ”booming economy”, ”tourism”, ”coast”, ”development” etc. Most foreign press writes about booming tourism and real estate market of this tiny Mediterranean state, but recently a series of articles about influence of… » 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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Most of you heard that Montenegro (together with Macedonia) recognized independence of Kosovo. Montenegro has actually, just one day before recognition, supported Serbia in the UN security council, in order to reconsider Kosovo issue in front of the International Court of Justice. By doing this, Montenegro supported its “ex-big brother” Serbia, and yet, just one… » 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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