Montenegro Won't Receive Starting Date for EU Talks in 2011 - Report

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | November 30, 2011, Wednesday // 16:58
Bulgaria: Montenegro Won't Receive Starting Date for EU Talks in 2011 - Report Montenegro's Prime Minister Igor Luksic. EPA/BGNES

Montenegro is not likely to learn the date for its EU accession negotiation talks during the European Council summit on December 9, local media have reported.

During Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic's visit in Brussels, EU officials have revealed that a decision on the start of Montenegro's accession talks will be most probably reached during one of the future summits.

European diplomats that have pointed out that there are still ten more days left until the summit and that "not everything is over yet", according to the Montenegrin Vijesti daily.

However, it would be extremely difficult for the Balkan country to receive a date for the start of its negotiations, the paper has claimed, citing an Italian diplomat in Brussels.

"As far as Serbia is concerned, the situation is even more complicated," the same source has said.

In its October report on Montenegro's progress, the European Commission stated that Podgorica is ready to start its accession talks. However, it is up to the Member States to make the final decision.

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