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NATO Enlargement and the case for Montenegro: A debate

NATO Enlargement and the case for Montenegro: A debate

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Montenegro‘s accession to NATO has hit a a snag. While 25 of the necessary 28 nations have already approved expanding NATO to include this small Balkan state, US Senator Rand Paul is leading the charge not to expand NATO and is holding up the bill in the Senate. During his 2016 campaign, President Trump made NATO’s very […]

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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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#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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