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Interview about process of European integration, visa-free travel, building democratic society, human rights, future of the Balkans… Mrs Lunacek, you recently visited Montenegro. What are your first impressions and did you like the country? My first impression was the beautiful and impressive nature of Montenegro, with mountains, as well as a coast line and historical… » read more

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A three-day conference “Justice in the Balkans: Equality for sexual minorities” was held in Podgorica. Prominent experts in this field discussed about rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in the region of South-Eastern Europe. This is considered one of conditions for the complete democratization in societies and necessary step in the process of… » read more

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The idea of boycotting undemocratic political system in Montenegro started spreading widely among citizens and political parties. For those unfamiliar with political situation, it may seem quite amazing to hear this, since most of news about the tiny Balkan state refers to it as a “prosperous country which is fastly progressing towards EU”. (Read here… » 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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