EU Launches Accession Talks with Montenegro

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | June 29, 2012, Friday // 16:22
Bulgaria: EU Launches Accession Talks with Montenegro Aleksandar Pejovic, Chief Negotiator for the accession of Montenegro to the European Union. File photo

The European Union is to launch accession negotiations with Montenegro on Friday, officials have announced.

On Friday, EU leaders meeting in Brussels for an economic summit signed off on a recommendation to formally open the talks later that day. The talks are expected to last several years.

Montenegro has already started negotiations on the justice and home affairs "chapters".

Podgorica is particularly interested in Bulgaria's expert support during the accession process, according to Aleksandar Pejovic, the country's chief EU negotiator.

A team of experts from the Bulgarian Foreign Ministers will move to Montenegro at the end of July to help the country's European integration, Pejovic has revealed, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.

On Tuesday, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov declared that his country warmly welcomed the start of accession talks between the EU and Montenegro.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Bulgaria in EU » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Montenegro, EU, European Union, accession talks

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria