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08.03.2013.

FM Eide: Norway appreciates Montengro's track record in implementing reforms

FM Eide: Norway appreciates Montengro Oslo, Norway (8 March 2013) – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Igor Lukšić met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide. Minister Eide pointed out that his country highly appreciates Montenegro's track record in pursuing reforms and that it pledges full support for Montenegro's EU and NATO bid...

07.03.2013.

Foreign Minister Tuomioja: Finland strong promoter of EU enlargement policy

Foreign Minister Tuomioja: Finland strong promoter of EU enlargement policy

Helsinki, Finland (7 March 2013) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić met Wednesday with Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja...

05.03.2013.

FM Bildt: Sweden strongly supports Western Balkan accession to EU, more should have been done over past 10 years

FM Bildt: Sweden strongly supports Western Balkan accession to EU, more should have been done over past 10 years

Podgorica, Montenegro (5 March 2013) -- Sweden is one of the strongest advocates of the Western Balkan's accession to the EU. However, when the Declaration from the EU - Western Balkans Summit held in Thessaloniki ten years ago is taken into account, more should have been done, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt told the press following his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Igor Lukšić in Stockholm earlier today...

05.03.2013.

Address by H.E. Mr Igor Lukšić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro at the High Level Segment of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 25 February 2013

Mr. President, Madame High Commissioner, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished delegates, It is my great honor to address the Human Rights Council on behalf of Montenegro in the capacity of its newly elected member state. I would particularly like to pay my tribute to the UN High Commissioner Madame Pillay and commend her and her staff outstanding efforts and results in leading the Office which has a great and demanding task of promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms worldwide. Being aware of the importance and dedication with which you conduct your work, we express our full support to the Annual Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which should serve as strong and clear guidelines for an adequate joint response to the forthcoming challenges in human rights protection.

26.02.2013.

Geneva: Montenegro’s progress encouragement for whole region

Geneva: Montenegro’s progress encouragement for whole region

Geneva, Switzerland (26 February 2013) – Montenegro’s progress in the EU accession process is an encouragement for the whole region, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Pascal Lamy highlighted during his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić...

21.02.2013.

Germany welcomes Montenegro’s commitment to collective security, advocates European perspective of Western Balkans

Germany welcomes Montenegro’s commitment to collective security, advocates European perspective of Western Balkans

Berlin, Germany (21 February 2013) -- Montenegro is a young, dynamic and ambitious European country that will hopefully one day become a full member state of the Euro-Atlantic community, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said following his meeting with Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Igor Lukšić on Wednesday...

21.02.2013.

German Bundestag commends Montenegro’s accession efforts, pledges further support

German Bundestag commends Montenegro’s accession efforts, pledges further support

Berlin, Germany (21 February 2013) – During his first official visit to Germany, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić attended yesterday the session of the Bundestag’s European Affairs Committee...

19.02.2013.

Croatia pledges further support for Montenegro's integration efforts

Croatia pledges further support for Montenegro

Zagreb, Croatia (19 February 2013) – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Lukšić and his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusić signed the economic and tourism cooperation agreement between the two countries earlier today in Zagreb...

15.02.2013.

DPM Lukšić, PM Gruevski: Montenegro and Macedonia need to boost economic cooperation

DPM Lukšić, PM Gruevski: Montenegro and Macedonia need to boost economic cooperation

Skopje, Macedonia (15 February 2013) -- During his first official visit to the Republic of Macedonia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić met yesterday with Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The meeting underlined that Montenegro and Macedonia cherish close partnership relations in the integration process and good cooperation at all levels, that should be further improved within numerous regional initiatives...

12.02.2013.

NATO member states pledge full support for Montenegro's Euro-Atlantic aspirations

NATO member states pledge full support for Montenegro

Podgorica, Montenegro (12 February 2013) - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Lukšić met with Ambassadors of Slovenia, Luxembourg, Croatia and Slovakia to NATO. The meeting underlined that the continuation of the accession process and the open door policy and their further affirmation are crucial for further progress of the region and its long-standing safety and stability...