Central Europe Activ

Archives for Montenegro

Montenegro’s official bid for EU membership has overshadowed the small republic’s NATO-integration. The Hungarian military diplomacy has offered mentoring services to Montenegro and will expand the Podgorica mission. Hungary has just finished a similar mission in Croatia, helping the former Yugoslav republic’s accession into the military alliance. Hungary and Croatia have a very strong relationship… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

The small, and newish independent state has applied for EU-membership and is heading towards an early election. The opposition claims that the long-time prime minister and president, wants to head the polls before the world economic crisis hits the country more severly. However, Mr Djukanoivic can claim that after the declaration of independence, in which… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

During the last days of 2008 Montenegro has submitted a formal application to join the European Union. Montenegro has gained independence in 2006 and signed a pre-accession Stabilisation and Accession Agreement with the EU in October 2007. It’s economy is doing remarkably good although it is highly dependent on Russian investors. EU enlargement commissioner Olli… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Oleg Deripaska – the Russian aluminium king, who is supposed to meet the latest British party finance scandalists in Corfu this summer – may shut down Aluminium Plant Podgorica, which gives a half of Montenegro’s export capacity. It’s not only his business. Here is the story from the new Montenegrin Blogactiv blog. I believe in… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Montenegro recognizes Kosovo

Montenegro, the tiny state that has made its secession from the former Yugoslavia only two years ago was the 50th state to recognize Kosovo’s independence. With a large portion of the population who identify themselves a Serb this was a brave and conflicting decision. The BalkansInsight reports that “Blasts were being heard and ambulances streaming… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal

Who Recognized Kosovo?

There are 47 countries so far that have recognized Kosovo as an independent state. The most recent EU state to recognize it has been Malta on 15 August, the next EU state that has announced this move is Portugal. You can follow the recognition process on this site. Probably the most important recognisitios are coming… » read more

Posted by Dániel Antal