Montenegro and European Union

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

Many countries in Europe have dark and bright moments in history. Dark periods are marked by either tyranny, totalitarism or wars, while bright periods usually refer to revolutions, ideas of progress and prosperity, anti-war movements and prominent people who organized it. In recent European history, almost all Eastern countries experienced shifts of political systems and… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

WASHINGTON – During his three-day visit, Montenegrin PM Milo Djukanovic will meet U.S. Vice-President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It is believed that one of the main themes to discuss will be Montenegro’s bid to join NATO, and U.S. support in that matter. However, medias pointed out that vast majority of Montenegrin… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

On January 16th, Montenegro announced that it has established diplomatic relations with Kosovo. The government statement points out: “the ties were established through the exchange letters of the Foreign Ministers of the two countries.” However, the countries willl still not exchange ambassadors. Montenegro demands recognition of Montenegrin minority on Kosovo. President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic,… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

By reading excerpts of this article from 1998, it is possible to make interesting conclusions about current situation in Montenegro, the role of organized crime and corruption, and absence of real democratic principles. The New York Times: Full article available here: http://www.nytimes.com/1998/11/02/world/the-next-trouble-spot-in-the-balkans-montenegro.html November 2, 1998 The Next Trouble Spot in the Balkans: Montenegro By MIKE… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic reflected on country’s progress so far, and said that Montenegro is on the right path towards achieving its goals which were ordered since declaring independence in 2006. PM Milo Djukanovic said that he believes Montenegro will overcome the first obstacle towards the accession to NATO by the end of the… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

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

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

The EU Council of Interior and Justice Ministers made a decision on Monday (November 30th 2009) regarding the abolishment of visas for citizens of Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. The decision on elimination of the Schengen visa barrier will mean a lot to the peoples of Balkans, although visa requirements are still in place for citizens… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro

First in a series of a local elections in Montenegro have been successfully boycotted by all major opposition parties. Turnout in city of Kotor was only 40,75%, of which 11,14% could be considered very problematic. That is because 6,2% votes were not valid, while 4,94% of voters voted by mail. Both facts are showing big… » read more

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedIn

Posted by montenegro