Montenegro

WEEKEND READ: Montenegro Heads Slowly But Steadily Towards the EUVolodymyr/123RF/Budva

WEEKEND READ: Montenegro Heads Slowly But Steadily Towards the EU

“After being on the political scene for more than 25 years, Milo Djukanovic is again the president of Montenegro. Although the post of president is largely ceremonial, the re-election of Mr Djukanovic does confirm that Montenegrins are set on joining the European Union, something which might happen in 2025.  However, the latest EU report on […]

Despite Demarcation, Kosovo Looking to “Correct” Border with Montenegro?Photo: Our Wonderland

Despite Demarcation, Kosovo Looking to “Correct” Border with Montenegro?

“The Government of Kosovo believes that correction of the borderline with Montenegro will be concluded within the two year deadline as foreseen with the Agreement on demarcation between the two countries. Government officials say that the political-technical body tasked to make potential correction of the border is in […]

Montenegro and Macedonia Are Natural Regional AlliesPhoto: Vijesti/Assembly of Montenegro

Montenegro and Macedonia Are Natural Regional Allies

“Montenegro and Macedonia are natural regional partners, with good political relations and numerous opportunities for strengthening economic cooperation, it was estimated in the meeting of the President of the Assembly, Ivan Brajovic, with Macedonian Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska Jankovska. As announced by the Assembly, Brajovic stressed that Montenegro, […]

US Official Matthew Palmer and PM Markovic Talk Future of Montenegro on Sidelines of 2BSPhoto: Government of Montenegro

US Official Matthew Palmer and PM Markovic Talk Future of Montenegro on Sidelines of 2BS

“Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic spoke on the sideline of the To Be Secure Forum in Budva with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer, the government said. The main topic of the meeting was the European perspective of Montenegro and the region and the overall progress […]

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished JobPhoto: Office of the President of Montenegro

Markovic Opens 2BS Forum – Balkans is Unfinished Job

“Prime Minister Duško Marković has said, opening the Forum To Be Secure in Budva, that Montenegro is on the irreversible and stable path of future EU member, which we have long been pointing out for, but Balkans region is still ‘unfinished job,’ burdened with problems, therefore, by addressing open issues in the […]

Montenegro Celebrates 12 Years of Re-establishment of Independence

Montenegro Celebrates 12 Years of Re-establishment of Independence

“Montenegrin independence was supported by 230,661 citizens or 55.5%, meanwhile 185,002 or 44.5% voted to remain a joint state with Serbia. Montenegro will mark 12 years today since the referendum was held, renewing its independence. On the basis of the proposal of the President of the Republic, Filip Vujanovic, […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Djukanovic Swears In for Second Term as President- His Credentials? Six Time Prime Minister, Two Term President Since 1991 ; Montenegro to Build Fence to Stop Migrants?; Markovic – Montenegro Cannot Progress if Neighbors Lag

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Djukanovic Swears In for Second Term as President- His Credentials? Six Time Prime Minister, Two Term President Since 1991 ; Montenegro to Build Fence to Stop Migrants?; Markovic – Montenegro Cannot Progress if Neighbors Lag

“Milo Djukanovic has been inaugurated as Montenegro’s president for a second term, returning to a post he held from 1998 until 2002. ‘Montenegro has become the most economically developed country in the Western Balkans, the leader of reforms and negotiations with the European Union, and certainly the first […]

WEEKEND READ: Politico – Turkey’s Balkan Comeback

WEEKEND READ: Politico – Turkey’s Balkan Comeback

“A century after the Ottomans lost the Balkans, the empire’s heirs are making inroads once again. As the European Union seeks to increase its sway in the western Balkans, the bloc will not only have to contend with a more assertive Russia, but also with the growing ambitions […]

Bloomberg: Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the BalkansPhoto: Reuters/Marko Djurica

Bloomberg: Europe Exposes Its Weakness to Russia and China in the Balkans

“Three times a week at 6:30 a.m., Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic sits down for his Russian class. The aim, he says, is to be able to chat as fluently with Vladimir Putin as he does with western leaders in English. The desire for language parity reflects the traditional […]

EBRD Willing to Lend More to W. Balkans

EBRD Willing to Lend More to W. Balkans

“The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to lend more to Western Balkan nations and help them implement reforms so they can attract more investment as they seek to join the European Union, EBRD President said on Wednesday. The EBRD lends about one billion euros […]