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Fajon: Enlargement could be stopped if extreme right wins

Podgorica, (MINA) – The EU enlargement process could be stopped if the elections for the far-right parties win the forthcoming elections for the European Parliament, MEP Tanja Fajon has stated. The EP elections are scheduled for May and, according to Fajon, they can affect the enlargement policy. “A lot depends on which political group will win the elections. If the extreme...

Assad arrested in UAE based on Montenegro’s wanted notice

Podgorica, (MINA) – Former CIA operative Joseph Assad has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates on suspicion of being part of the logistical network in the attempted coup in Montenegro on day of parliamentary elections in October 2016.   The wanted notice against Assad has been issued following the orders of the Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor’s Office.   According press reports, Montenegrin...

Calovic says no chance for DIK president to be nonpartisan figure

Podgorica, (MINA) – There is no chance that a nonpartisan person could be appointed President of the State Election Commission (DIK), CEO of the Network for Affirmation Of Nongovernmental Sector (MANS) Vanja Calovic Markovic has stated. On 6 September, the Parliament published a public call for applications for the appointment of DIK President, which said that the applicants could not...

Government to support Capital City’s projects

Podgorica, (MINA-BUSINESS) – At a meeting with the Mayor of Podgorica, Ivan Vukovic, the Prime Minister, Dusko Markovic, said that the Government would do its best to ensure a swift and efficient implementation of major projects in the Capital City. According to a press release issued by the Government's Public Relations Service, the status of all major ongoing projects was...

Hahn: All parties should join working group

Podgorica, (MINA) – All political parties should take active part in the work of the Working Group that will deal with amendments to the election legislation, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn has stated. Hahn told Pobjeda that the ad hoc parliamentary body should start working as soon as possible, because it has an important and ambitious...

Montenegro has done everything for Marovic’s extradition, says Pazin

Podgorica, (MINA) – Montenegro has done everything that had to be done for the extradition of Svetozar Marovic, Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin stated, adding that the ball is now in the court of the Serbian authorities. Asked by the press about the Marovic case, he replied that Montenegro expects an official response from Serbia. “That official response has been missing....

Regatta principle only acceptable model

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Western Balkans has a European perspective and the only real and acceptable model of integration is the principle of merit based progress of the EU candidate countries, it was heard at a meeting between Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and newly appointed German Ambassador in Podgorica Heinrich Weber. According to a government press release, Markovic welcomed Weber...

Relations between Montenegro and China strengthened by joint projects

Podgorica, (MINA) – The bilateral relations between Montenegro and China have been strengthen through cooperation on numerous projects, President Milo Djukanovic told Chinese Minister of Ecology and Environment Li Ganjie at a meeting on Thursday. “Djukanovic underlined the quality and tradition of the Montenegrin-Chinese relations, which date back before Montenegro’s independence, as well as the importance of continued political dialogue...

Montenegro ready to close certain chapters

Podgorica, (MINA) – Montenegro will continue to meet the commitments from the EU accession talks and is ready to close certain chapters, Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljevic said at a meeting with Finnish Ambassador Prtti Ikonen. According to a government press release, Drljevic informed the Ambassador of Montenegro’s progress in the EU accession talks, underlining that all the benchmarks for Chapter...

Government adopts Strategic Defense Review

Podgorica, (MINA) – The Government adopted the Strategic Defense Review of Montenegro, a document that gives an overview of national military capabilities and the general guidelines for the further reforms in the defense sector. According to a government press release, the strategic planning document also sets the directions for the development of capabilities for the discharge of military missions and...