Montenegro

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”Photo: Parliament of the United Kingdom

SPECIAL: UK Lords Committee – “Western Balkans backsliding on democracy”

“Russian influence is expanding and support for EU membership is in decline as UK’s influence fades after Brexit vote. Progress towards full democracy and commitment to the rule of law in the western Balkans is either stagnating or going backwards as the UK’s influence in the region declines, […]

Djukanovic leading presidential polls in MontenegroPhoto: CDM

Djukanovic leading presidential polls in Montenegro

“The leaders of the Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) and Democratic Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic and Aleksa Becic, are the best candidates in the presidential elections. A Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CEDEM) political public opinion poll results shows these results. ‘Milo Djukanovic is the best candidate in […]

Johannes Hahn receives Mr Zoran ZaevPhoto: ec.europa.eu

EU Observer – “EU sets date for next wave of enlargement”

“The EU is preparing to pledge a 2025 deadline for the next wave of enlargement, but Balkans disputes could hold things back. ‘The Western Balkans partners now have a historic window of opportunity. For the first time, their accession perspective has a best-case timeframe,’ the commission is to […]

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”Photo: Shutterstock/Welcomia

“As EU President, Bulgaria To Push For Reduced Roaming Charges For Western Balkans”

“The Bulgarian ambassador to the European Union says his country will work for reduced mobile-phone roaming charges between the EU and the countries of the Western Balkans that are not members of the bloc. Dimitar Tzantchev, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency from January through June, was […]

MUST READ – Director of CEAS (Belgrade): Russians will try to interfere in the during elections in Montenegro, but joining NATO was best news in balkans in the last decadePhoto: Twitter

MUST READ – Director of CEAS (Belgrade): Russians will try to interfere in the during elections in Montenegro, but joining NATO was best news in balkans in the last decade

“‘The Russians have not yet given up on their intentions, and I expect their interference during the upcoming local and presidential elections in Montenegro,’ said Jelena Milic, Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS). She also said that ‘Montenegro’s NATO membership is the best news in the Balkans in the […]

McMAster reiterates Russia’s involvement in MontenegroPhoto: Howard Altman/TBO Staff

McMAster reiterates Russia’s involvement in Montenegro

“A senior US official (HR McMaster) reiterated Russian involvement in the United States, as well as other areas, which has been publicly stated by President Trump. ‘As you know, the Russians were very active in Europe, as well, in the French election recently, in the Spanish referendum in regards […]

Darmanovic expects Montenegro in EU before 2025Photo: Vijesti/Boris Pejovic

Darmanovic expects Montenegro in EU before 2025

“In the process of joining the European Union (EU), Montenegro will strive to further promote the regatta principle and that the country could become a member of the EU before 2025 said Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic. He said he expects the regatta principle, a country to be assessed on […]

Montenegro WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Stoltenberg – No NATO base in Montenegro; Djukanovic – Third countries always interfere in Balkans; Ruling party taking over public broadcaster?

“Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg said that membership in the alliance will help Montenegro in consolidating security and stability in the Balkan region. Stoltenberg said that the Western Balkans region is of strategic importance for NATO and therefore, the alliance continues to be fully engaged in this area. He […]