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Montenegro is set to become a new member of the NATO but its path to the full membership became questioned after the election of Donald Trump as the US President. Russia has been a fierce opponent of Montenegro’s membership but the leadership of the small Adriatic nation is determined to pursue this goal. Euractiv already… » read more

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Montenegrin daily “Vijesti” reported that Germany and France have set out additional conditions for Montenegro, in order to get the date for start of negotiations with the EU. According to this report, Montenegro should amend the Constitution by the end of the year in the fields of the judiciary, report regulary to Brussels regarding number… » read more

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Daily newspaper “Vijesti” brought an intwerview with former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro – Branko Lukovac. He said that “European enlargement agenda is currently on the second place and it is good that the Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic publicly pointed to the possibility that the decision to start negotiations with Montenegro might be… » read more

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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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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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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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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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