Montenegro and European Union

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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The Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Montenegro signed in October 2007 entered into force on 1 May 2010. This will hopefully take the country another step forward on the road to European integration. European Commissioner for Enlargement – Mr Stefan Füle, stated that “this marks the beginning of a new… » read more

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The unsatisfactory security situation in Montenegro and the inefficiency of state and its institutions in the fight against organised crime were once again pointed out by many foreign media. Magazine Economist wrote about „Balkan imbroglio“ and stated that drug-smuggling episode is creating new tensions in the Balkan region. Late last year, in an operation dubbed… » read more

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Commissioner Füele congratulates Montenegro on the good results achieved in the integration process during 2009 and for a good start to 2010 The European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Füle visited Podgorica in March 2010. He met with officials from Montenegrin Government as well as with leaders of civil society organisations. Commissioner… » read more

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Montenegro: NATO’s next member? Foreign Policy magazine published an article about Montenegrin bid to join NATO, and interviewed Prime Minister of Montenegro- Mr Milo Djukanovic. Here are excerpts from the story: Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic is a fascinating man. After rising to prominence at an early age as an ally of Slobodan Milosevic, Djukanovic… » read more

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Montenegrin Police has confirmed that Mr Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Montenegro on March 13th 2010, with his private airplane from Dubai. Police stated that “Mr Shinawatra is a holder of Montenegrin passport and he currently resides in Montenegro”. Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters have once again assembled in Thailand’s capital to give support to… » read more

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Montenegro applied to join the EU on December 15th 2008. On July 22nd 2009, the Commission delivered the questionnaire that requires detailed explanations regarding reforms being made on the country’s road towards EU, in order to asses Montenegrin application. Finally, on December 9th 2009, Montenegro completed the questionnaire and Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic gave… » read more

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It seems that Montenegrin citizens are slowly loosing faith in democratic elections and possibility for changes in their country. After 20 years of having democracy, election winner was always known before the election day. Therefore, Montenegro have never experienced shift of political parties through competitive elections. Until recently, voters in this small country have been… » read more

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Governments of Montenegro and Italy will launch an investment project worth EUR 720mn – an underwater electric transmission line. Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic visited Rome (February 6th 2010) and discussed with his Italian colleague Silvio Berlusconi about wide array of issues. Italian delegation headed by prime minister Berlusconi emphasized that Italy now becomes the no… » read more

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February 3, 2010. – Montenegrin officials rejected an estimate by the International Monetary Fund that its economy experienced the deepest recession in the Balkans and contracted by 7 percent. Deputy Prime Minister Vujica Lazovic told to journalists that “all data show that the fall (of gross domestic product) was not so much.” Official estimation by… » read more

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