The European Commission is closely monitoring the situation in Montenegro following Sunday’s elections, which could lead to historic political change in the country. She asked that the new government push ahead with the EU accession process.
After the pro-Russian and pro-Serbian opposition have achieved historic results and are in their power to form a three-way coalition to oust the previous President Milo Djukanovic from power, Brussels hopes that Montenegro’s aspirations in the Community cannot be held in check.
Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi recalled that the country was “well advanced” on its European path and that it must “deepen and accelerate political and economic reforms” in the coming months in order to adapt to the bloc.
“The EU has pledged to support both Montenegro’s accession process to the Union and the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic through measures such as the Western Balkans Investment Plan, which it is about to present,” said the Hungarian Commissioner. .