Archive for the ‘Montenegro’ Category
US Vice-President Joseph Biden praised Montenegro’s progress towards joining NATO and said Washington supports Montenegro’s aspirations to closen ties with Europe. “Montenegro has achieved progress in pursuing reforms and standards within the integration processes, particularly in the field of security, rule of law and strengthening of the public support for NATO integration,” Biden said on […]
Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic, invited the Bulgarian business to invest in his country at a meeting with President Rosen Plevneliev. The Bulgarian head of state is on an official two day visit to the western Balkan country.
Montenegro supports Bulgaria for NATO membership, President of Bulgaria, Rosen Plevneliev said during his two-day visit to Podgorica.
The Montenegrin government said it would engage in “increased political activity to win greater public support for NATO membership.” Leaders of political parties in the ruling coalition are said to
Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Đukanović will be on Monday on his first official visit to Serbia since 2003. He will be received by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, Prime Minister Dačić, and
Relations between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are on the upswing, Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has said.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday expressed Bucharest’s support for a bid by Montenegro to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU).
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said on Tuesday that no agreement had yet been reached on the strategic Prevlaka peninsula, which both countries have claimed since the dissolution of Yugoslavia. After a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Filip Vujanovic, Josipovic said that the two governments were still actively trying to resolve the long-standing dispute.
Montenegrin Foreign minister Igor Luksic said that Podgorica will upgrade diplomatic relations with Pristina by the end of the year but no Montenegrin ambassador to Kosovo will be appointed yet.
Serbian and Montenegrin parliament speakers have said the two countries should continue regional cooperation and inter-parliamentary exchange of experience. This is true especially in the context of European integration, Nebojša Stefanović and Ranko Krivokapić stated in Belgrade on Thursday.
The first meeting of the UAE-Montenegro Joint Economic Committee (JEC), which has been concluded in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, focused on laying the foundations for a new start of economic relations between the two countries, in trade, agriculture, investment, food industries, transport, tourism and SMEs in particular.
Malta supports Montenego’s bid to join the EU, Foreign Minister George Vella said today after meeting Montenegro’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Igor Luksic in Valletta.
Montenegro is ready to expand cooperation with Azerbaijan in all fields and in particular culture and education, Minister of Culture of Montenegro Branislav Micunovic said at a session of the Second World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue which took place on Thursday in Baku.
The summit of Balkan presidents and prime ministers, to be held in Ohrid, Macedonia, over the next weekend, will be a central political topic in the region. The summit will bring together Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, and his Croatian, Montenegrin, and
Representatives of the Governments of Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia signed a memorandum of understanding, support and cooperation in the construction of two new pipelines – the Trans-Adriatic (Trans Adriatic Pipeline, TAP) and the
Serbian PM Ivica Dačić said after a meeting with his Montenegrin counterpart Milo Đukanović on Thursday that two countries’ relations were constantly improving. He said that they had discussed a possibility of joint sessions of the two governments.
Filip Vujanovic, from the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, started his third presidential term amid protests by people who still contest the legality of his election win.
European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule has urged Montenegro to adopt constitutional changes to increase judicial independence and to tackle its numerous political challenges.
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan received Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić, who is paying an official visit to Armenia.
At the invitation of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Montenegro Deputy PM and Minister of
A representative of the EU’s Enlargement Directorate met Montenegrin officials and opposition leaders to discuss, among other things, rows over the recent presidential election.
The Irish Presidency of the European Union has agreed with Montenegro to open and provisionally the second chapter in the Balkan country’s negotiations under its EU accession process. This chapter covers, inter alia, EU flagship programmes, such
High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton is beginning her visit to the region on Monday with a trip to Montenegro. In Montenegro, Ashton is to meet with PM Milo Đukanović
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton will visit Montenegro on Monday. This will be Ashton’s first visit to Montenegro since she took office
Following a dispute over the result of Sunday’s presidential election, the EU said Montenegro needs to build up public trust in its institutions. “We expect all political parties in Montenegro to work constructively within
Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanovic has won a third term in office, the electoral commission has said, despite opposition claims that their candidate was the winner. Vujanovic won 51.21 percent of the votes compared with Miodrag Lekic’s 48.79 percent, commission chairman Ivan Kalezic told reporters on Monday.
At Tuesday’s meeting of North Atlantic Council in Brussels, NATO welcomed Montenegro’s aspirations towards the membership and encouraged the country to continue reforms. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of NATO, described the meeting with Milo Djukanovic, the Montenegrin Prime Minister, as “very good”.
In an attempt to resolve a territorial row over the Prevlaka peninsula, the Montenegrin government will form a new commission to help demarcate the border with Croatia.Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Igor Luksic announced on Wednesday that a commission would be set up in order to address the long-standing dispute with Croatia over the strategically-located peninsula in […]
In an attempt to resolve a territorial row over the Prevlaka peninsula, the Montenegrin government will form a new commission to help demarcate the border with Croatia. Montenegro’s Foreign Minister Igor Luksic announced on Wednesday that
Following their private talk, presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Filip Vujanovic of Montenegro were joined by their countries` delegations for an expanded meeting. They praised development of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Montenegro. The sides stressed the
The pro-opposition daily Dan on Monday published another leak designed to discomfort the ruling party – a letter from the manager of a key post office listing the political affiliation of his employees.The pro-opposition daily newspaper Dan has published more leaks that embarrass the country’s ruling Democratic Party of Socialists, DPS. The latest says that […]
After the incumbent, Filip Vujanovic, launched his campaign late last week in Bar, his main rival, Miodrag Lekic will hold his first election convention in Niksic on Monday.Billboards that went up in the capital, Podgorica, on Friday, showing a smiling Vujanovic dressed casually in a beige sweater and white shirt, marked the start of the […]
The Bosnian prime minister said there was only one disputed piece of territory to be demarcated before the ex-Yugoslav states sign a crucial border agreement. Vjekoslav Bevanda and Milo Djukanovic, the prime ministers of Bosnia and Montenegro , said a deal was close after they met on Tuesday in Podgorica. “There is only one undefined border […]
A parliamentary committee has called a hearing with the interior minister and special prosecutor following an opposition daily’s claims that its journalists were secretly surveyed.Djurdjina Ivanovic, the special prosecutor, and Rasko Konjevic, the Interior Minister, will be summoned to appear before parliament’s Committee for Security and Defence, this body agreed on Monday. The hearing, probably […]
Opposition and civil society organizations met to discuss media leaks, which have cast a new light on the ruling party’s controversial tactics.The meeting took place on Friday on the initiative of Democratic Front, the largest opposition formation. Miodrag Lekic, leader of the front, said the meeting ended without concrete conclusions, but aimed to coordinate a […]