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Montenegro Starts EU Accession Negotiations

Montenegro Starts EU Accession Negotiations

On June 29th the EU leaders, among their other quite serious tasks, have managed to give the long-awaited permission Montenegro to start EU accession negotiations 2 years after the country received a candidate status. The decision is perceived in Montenegro as a very important signal to the entire region of the Western Balkans that the enlargement process goes on. euinside separates Montenegro in a special subject where we will follow the accession process of the country closely. We are opening the subject with a few-days long tour in the mountainous country and with several interviews. The European integration process up to the moment of the decision from June 29th you can follow in our subject Western Balkans.

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Igor Luksic: Security of Journalists in Montenegro Is a Priority

Montenegro is one of the countries where the media environment is quite worrying. This is clear from the European Commission's report on the tiny Balkan country's progress in the accession negotiations with the EU. The report pays special attention on media. Montenegro is one of the countries wh ...
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Montenegro - the Great Reform Games Begin

After a decent oiling and a mild repair, the wheel of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans has again started turning and by the end of last year it seemed as if it had reached its full power. The rust has fallen after Serbia has finally been granted the long-awaited date for start of accession ...
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The Temporary Is Always the Most Permanent

The situation in which Croatia finds itself currently because of unresolved bilateral issues with Slovenia (mainly the dispute about the old deposits in the former Ljubljanska banka) puts into question the timely accession of the country to the EU, scheduled for July 1st 2013. Unlike Bulgaria a ...
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How Negro Montenegro Is?

Brussels civil servants often get irritated when we, journalists, start making assessments of documents of theirs, especially when it comes to reports on progress toward European membership. Then, most frequently, we resort to assessments like "positive", "good", while national politicians love ...
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Montenegro – Towards EU with Milo Djukanovic

Montenegrins are known for several things: its picturesque nature, their famous laziness and ... Milo Djukanovic. Everybody is so used to his over 20 years presence in politics that even some of the devoted have forgotten that he has not been a prime minister of the country for two years. Leavin ...
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Dritan Abazovic: the First Four Years Will Be Crucial for Montenegro*

The toughest challenge before Montenegro will be depoliticisation of administration and democratisation, the influential political analyst Dritan Abazovic told euinside in Podgorica. He is also one of the founders of the newest political party in the country Positive Montenegro. The party has b ...