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17.12.2010 - Commissioner Füle congratulates Montenegro for securing candidate status

I welcome today's decision of the European Council to grant Montenegro the status of candidate country, as recommended by the Commission in its Opinion of 9 November 2010. ...

10.12.2010 - New crime fighting Unit for fast, coordinated, cross-border coordination

PODGORICA, 10 December, 2010 - A new crime-fighting unit in Montenegro that will contribute to strengthening international police cooperation in the fight against organised crime has been launched. ...

09.12.2010 - The refugee camp at Konik must be closed

PODGORICA, December 9, 2010- Photos of Roma children with dirty faces living in the mud and poverty of Konik refugee camp on the outskirts of Podgorica, were a poignant feature at the Art exhibition marking International Human Rights Day. ...

09.12.2010 - More work needed to combat corruption

PODGORICA, 9 December, 2010 - “The fight against corruption is of particular importance to enable Montenegro to move forward on its path towards the EU”, the words of the Head of Operations Section of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Mr. Nicola Bertolini. ...

07.12.2010 - Roads, fire stations and rubbish disposal receive €3¾m EU support

PODGORICA, 7 December, 2010-The European Union will support infrastructure projects of seven less developed municipalities of Montenegro. ...

03.12.2010 - Electoral legislation – a key priority

PODGORICA, December 3, 2010 - The political parties in Montenegro should find consensus on electoral legislation as soon as possible. Moreover it should be in accordance with European standards and the Montenegrin Constitution. ...

01.12.2010 - Strengthening the rule of law vital for Montenegro

PODGORICA, December 1, 2010 - “Strengthening the rule of law, the fight against corruption and organised crime are key areas for Montenegro to progress towards EU integration”, said the head of Political, European integration and Trade section Clive Rumbold. ...

29.11.2010 - Two thirds of young people in Montenegro support EU membership

PODGORICA, November 29, 2010 - Over two thirds of young people in Montenegro support EU membership, this is the key message from an EU Youth Opinion Poll in Montenegro, organised under a UNICEF initiative. ...

27.11.2010 - Cross-border cooperation - key for the enlargement process

BUDVA, November 27, 2010 - “I hope that the European Council will next month confirm the European Commission’s proposal for Montenegro to be granted candidate status”, said Mr. Clive Rumbold, Acting Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Central European Initiative, chaired by Montenegro. ...

26.11.2010 - Media freedom a key factor for Montenegro’s route to the EU

PODGORICA, 26 November, 2010 - “Montenegro needs to enhance media freedom by aligning itself with the case-law of the European Court for Human Rights on defamation". The words of the head of the Political section, European Integration and Trade Section in the EU Delegation, Mr. Clive Rumbold. ...

25.11.2010 - Protection of intellectual, industrial and commercial property needs alignment with EU laws

PODGORICA, November 25, 2010 - “Montenegro cannot yet effectively and efficiently fight counterfeiting and piracy”, said the head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Leopold Maurer. ...

18.11.2010 - Protecting the country’s environment is a key EU priority

PODGORICA, 18 November, 2010 - Montenegro has made progress in environmental protection but there is a big challenge ahead, according to the Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, Ambassador Leopold Maurer, after his official meeting with Minister for Physical Planning and Environmental Protection Branimir Gvozdenovic. ...

17.11.2010 - Investing in the Western Balkans' infrastructure – improving the business environment

PODGORICA, November 17, 2010 - “A major investment in infrastructure in the Western Balkan will improve the business environment, attract foreign investors and integrate the region’s infrastructure with the EU”, said Mr. Nicola Bertolini, Head of Operations at the EU Delegation to Montenegro. ...

11.11.2010 - Regional School of Public Administration opened in Montenegro

DANILOVGRAD, November 11, 2010 - The Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA) was officially opened today in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, by European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle and Milo Djukanovic, Prime Minister of Montenegro. ...

10.11.2010 - Commissioner for Enlargement: “Accession talks to start as soon as Montenegro achieves key priorities”

PODGORICA, November 10, 2010 -The Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood policy, Mr. Stefan Füle, has formally submitted the Commission’s Opinion on Montenegro's application for membership of the European Union to the Montenegrin Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic. ...

09.11.2010 - The European Commission recommends candidate status for Montenegro

PODGORICA, November 9, 2010 - “The European Commission recommends that the Council grants candidate status to Montenegro”. ...

09.11.2010 - Young people from Montenegro urged to set their sights on the European Union.

PODGORICA, November 9, 2010 - “It is not by a chance that I am lecturing today on Montenegro’s European integration process, because the ninth of November is a historic day for this country. ...

08.11.2010 - EU supports Montenegro with another €28 million

PODGORICA, November 8, 2010- The European Commission and Montenegro have signed an agreement under which the EU will provide more than €28 million to Montenegro. ...

08.11.2010 - Further economic reforms will attract investors

BUDVA, November 8, 2010 - The more serious Montenegro is when it comes to reforms the more investors will come, said the Head of Political, European Integration and Trade Section Mr. Clive Rumbold at the Festival of Real Estate Investments. ...

08.11.2010 - EU supports Niksic's progress in the European integration process

NIKSIC, November 8, 2010 -“Tomorrow is a historic moment for Montenegro”, said the head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Ambassador Leopold Maurer, on his first visit to Niksic. His visit came a day before the publication of the Opinion of the European Commission on Montenegro’s EU membership application. ...