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Index – Foreign – Ursula von der Leyen announced which country could become the next member of the European Union

Index – Foreign – Ursula von der Leyen announced which country could become the next member of the European Union

Montenegro could already become a member of the European Union before 2030, all that is required is political will, and if all accession conditions are met, there will be no need to link full membership to any predetermined date, Ursula von der Leyen from Germany. The European Commission told its president on Tuesday in Podgorica.

The Commission President later added that Montenegro had come further on the path to European integration, and now it only had to be mindful of accession itself. He then expressed his happiness that the country had started on the path of integration and encouraged the leadership of Podgorica to do so

If we take the necessary final steps, the doors of the European Union will open to Montenegro.

The President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, announced in a joint press conference following his meeting with the Chairman of the Committee: The country’s accession to the European Union in 2030 is a completely realistic idea.

Belgrade will have no say in politics

In his opinion, the reason for the confidence is that Montenegro does not have controversial issues with its neighbors. The country has been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since 2017, and its fiscal policy has been linked to the use of the euro for two decades, and it is in a better position. It is at the forefront among candidate countries in meeting accession requirements, and its foreign policy is fully consistent with that of the European Union.

Montenegro’s accession would be a great message to other candidate countries, because it means that the enlargement process is still alive.

The President of Montenegro noted. The Commission President also met with the new Prime Minister of Montenegro, who was elected by the country’s legislature on Tuesday. Milojko Spaic announced that his government intended to pursue a pro-European policy, and although it had entered into an alliance with pro-Serb politicians, Belgrade would have no say in Montenegrin politics. At the same time, he expressed his hope that Montenegro would become the next member state of the European Union. The agency concluded that the President of the European Commission, who is on a tour in the Western Balkans, will visit Belgrade on Tuesday afternoon.