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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’ 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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#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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Condemnation follows Montenegro police tear-gas dispersal

Condemnation follows Montenegro police tear-gas dispersal

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Montenegro’s police have been condemned for using teargas to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters outside the parliament building in the capital Podgorica. The ex-Yugoslav republic’s main opposition bloc, the Democratic Front, set up tents in front of the parliament 20 days ago demanding the resignation of veteran Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic and the formation of an […]

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