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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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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

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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

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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

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