Tag: Montenegro

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

Countries launch UN work to shut down global trade in #TortureTools

| September 27, 2018

On 24 September, the Alliance for Torture-Free Trade agreed to step up the pace of its efforts and work towards a United Nations instrument – such as a binding convention – to stop the trade in instruments for torture and the death penalty. The Alliance for Torture-Free Trade is an initiative of the European Union, […]

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Balkan peace must be a prerequisite to #EU accession

Balkan peace must be a prerequisite to #EU accession

| February 26, 2018

    The European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has finally drawn a line in the sand for the West Balkans: the prospect of EU membership is still on the table for the beleaguered states, but not before they resolve their ongoing border disputes. His comments come amid an unremitting dispute between Croatia and Slovenia that […]

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Why #Montenegro is not ready for EU accession

Why #Montenegro is not ready for EU accession

| December 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Montenegro has been waiting patiently in line to get into the EU for six years now, but the process appears to be picking up steam. On 4 December, Prime Minister Dusko Markovic (pictured) said that his government expects to open two more chapters in its negotiations with the bloc within the next two weeks. And […]

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Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides delivers statement on deadly #ForestFires and storms in several member states

Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Commissioner Christos Stylianides delivers statement on deadly #ForestFires and storms in several member states

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Today all our thoughts are with our citizens who are suffering from the devastating forest fires in Portugal and Spain and the storms affecting Ireland and the United Kingdom. “Our condolences go to all those that have sadly lost loved ones and we commend the brave first responders working in difficult conditions to save the […]

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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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