Tag: Montenegro

MEPs welcome 2016 reform efforts in #Montenegro

MEPs welcome 2016 reform efforts in #Montenegro

Montenegro made further progress in its EU accession negotiations last year, topping the list of the most advanced EU accession countries, but corruption and organised crime remain a serious concern, said MEPs on Thursday (16 March). MEPs also highlight Russia’s attempts to influence developments in Montenegro, as it pursues Euro-Atlantic integration.  “Montenegro, as ever, remains […]

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#Balkans must join EU eventually, European leaders say

#Balkans must join EU eventually, European leaders say

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

More Balkan states can still join the European Union if they stick to a path of economic and democratic reform, Europe’s leaders said on Thursday (9 March) at a summit meant to cement the bloc’s long-term commitment to stabilize a region mired in political crisis, writes Robin Emmott. EU leaders placed the Balkans high on […]

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MEPs’ 2016 reform review of #Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of #Macedonia

MEPs’ 2016 reform review of #Montenegro and former Yugoslav Republic of #Macedonia

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Montenegro is the most advanced EU accession candidate country, which in 2016 had to face Russian attempts to discredit its achievements, noted Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Tuesday (28 February). They also reviewed last year’s reform efforts in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, urging the future government to step up the pace of reform […]

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#BiH: Is EU membership for Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina really worth it?

#BiH: Is EU membership for Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina really worth it?

| January 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

When it comes to the EU credentials of two countries of the former Yugoslavia, the New Year must appear to have started on a positive note, with a visit by the top EU official charged with overseeing future enlargement of the 28-member bloc. European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn was in Montenegro on Sunday […]

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#WesternBalkans’ European path is vital for the stability in the region

#WesternBalkans’ European path is vital for the stability in the region

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament welcomes the steps forward made by some of the Western Balkan countries on their European path, as shown by the progress reports presented today by the European Commission in the EP’s Foreign Affairs Committee. There are still many issues to be fixed and reforms to be considered and […]

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#Montenegro elections called into question by EU

#Montenegro elections called into question by EU

| October 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

The European Union has called for a “thorough investigation”  of allegations of fraud in the recent elections in Montenegro. Opposition parties in Montenegro have accused the country’s prime minister, Milo Đukanović (pictured), of using dirty tricks to retain power in Sunday’s (16 October) election. The Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) – led by Djukanovic, who has […]

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A chance to turn page in #Montenegro

A chance to turn page in #Montenegro

| October 11, 2016 | 3 Comments

As one of Europe’s youngest countries, on October 16 Montenegro will be holding just its fourth parliamentary elections since declaring independence from Serbia in 2006. Seventeen parties and coalitions, including the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) led by Milo Đukanović (pictured), will be competing for the 81 seats in Montenegro’s parliament. While Đukanović is […]

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