Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Foreign Minister Attends Meeting of US-Adriatic Charter Allies

ZAGREB, December 18, 2018 - Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić attended in Podgorica on Monday and Tuesday a meeting of the US-Adriatic Charter (A5), an initiative for Euro-Atlantic cooperation in Southeast Europe, which discussed security challenges and future cooperation in the region, the ministry said in a press release on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by ministers from the A5 member states (Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and the US) and observers (Kosovo, Slovenia, and Serbia).

Participants confirmed the significance of the US-Adriatic Charter as a framework for dialogue and cooperation which results in long term political stabilisation and stronger security in the region, the ministry said.

The ministers discussed cooperation between the A5 member states in NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and ways to enhance cooperation in the period ahead.

In her address, Pejčinović Burić underlined the importance of NATO's open door policy, saying Croatia supports the Euro-Atlantic integration of Southeast European countries as a way to achieve long-term stability and security. She said EU enlargement would be one of Croatia's priorities during its presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2020.

Speaking of current global and regional security challenges such as terrorism, hybrid threats and irregular migration, she said A5 represented an added value to NATO and EU efforts to respond to those challenges.

Participants adopted a joint declaration on this year's achievements and goals for the period ahead. The conference marked the end of Montenegro's A5 presidency this year. Albania will preside in 2019.

While in Montenegro, Pejčinović Burić met with representatives of local Croats. The meeting underlined the importance of their presence in the political and public spheres as well as of nurturing the Croatian identity, the ministry said, adding that the minister underlined that support to Croats outside Croatia was an important government priority.

More news on the regional cooperation can be found in our Politics section.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Montenegro Refuses to Hand Over Controversial Ship

ZAGREB, August 21, 2018 - Montenegro is open to all its allies using the training ship "Jadran" but the vessel will stay in Montenegro and sail under its flag, it was said at a ceremony in the coastal town of Tivat on Monday which marked the 85th anniversary of the Montenegrin Navy's most valuable and most beautiful ship.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Disputed Sailing Ship Causing Tensions Between Croatia and Montenegro

The issue of an allegedly stolen sailing ship has remained unsolved for almost 30 years.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Montenegro Defends Participation in Operation Storm Celebrations

ZAGREB, August 7, 2018 - Montenegro is turned to a secure European future and resolutely walking in step with developed democracies, free of the ballast of the past, Podgorica said on Tuesday in response to accusations from the pro-Serbian opposition that it was scandalous and disgraceful that Montenegro's military envoy attended the anniversary celebration of Croatia's Operation Storm.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Croatia and Montenegro Cooperating on Migration and Border Protection

ZAGREB, May 31, 2018 - Croatian Interior Minister Davor Božinović met with his Montenegrin counterpart Mevludin Nuhodžić on Wednesday, and in a joint statement they underscored the very good cooperation between their respective ministries and police forces on a daily operational basis.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Croatia’s Neighbour Gets Pro-EU Leader

ZAGREB, May 20, 2018 - Milo Đukanović was officially sworn in on Sunday as Montenegrin president and stressed that, instead of becoming Serbia's province, Montenegro had become economically the most developed country in western Balkans.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Croatia's Neighbours Advance towards EU

ZAGREB, April 17, 2018 - The European Commission on Tuesday issued its latest annual report on the progress of negotiations with the six Western Balkan countries and Turkey towards membership of the bloc.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Croatian President Congratulates Newly-Elected Montenegrin Leader

ZAGREB, April 16, 2018 - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has congratulated Milo Đukanović on being elected President of Montenegro, pledging Croatia's support to Montenegro on its path to European Union membership, the President's Office said in a statement on Monday.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

St. Tryphon Celebration Nominated for UNESCO List

ZAGREB, March 31, 2018 - The Croatian Culture Ministry has submitted the celebration of Saint Tryphon and the Kolo Svetog Tripuna tradition of Croats from the Bay of Kotor for inclusion on UNESCO's protection list, the Croatian Foreign Ministry said in a press release on Friday, adding that they were registered as Croatia's cultural heritage and were part of Croatia's intangible heritage.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Croatian Civic Initiative in Montenegro Endorses Presidential Candidate

ZAGREB, March 26, 2018 - The main committee of the Croatian Civic Initiative (HGI) on Sunday unanimously decided to support Milo Đukanović, the leader of the Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro, in the forthcoming presidential election which Montenegro will hold on 15 April.

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