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Montenegro – between Euro-Atlantic Stability and Internal Division?

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Montenegro – between Euro-Atlantic Stability and Internal Division?

Publisher: Biser Banchev

Volume: 22 pages, pdf


Montenegro is a small state with a big historical heritage. During the second decade of the 21st century it proved to be the point of intersection of major geopolitical clashes. Hence contemporary processes in the country evoke lasting interest.1 In the late 20th and early 21st century, Montenegro made a radical attempt to part with its Yugoslav past.  In 2006, the country attained its independence after a referendum conducted under EU supervision. It is sometimes pointed out that Montenegro is a sovereign state without its own currency and that it is a maritime state without its own navy. Several patrol boats and training ships disprove the second statement. Unlike it, the first statement is true and it is much more important, because Montenegro renounced the currency of Yugoslavia and formed indirect links with the financial system of the EU already back in 1999.