Visit of Igor Lukšić, Montenegrin Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: extracts from the joint press briefing
On 03/03/2011 in Brussels, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, welcomed Igor Lukšić, Montenegrin Prime Minister, before their joint press briefing. They discussed the ongoing efforts of Montenegro on its path to the EU. In the last months, Montenegro implemented the visa free regime, and last May the stabilisation association agreement became effective and the country was granted a candidate status country. President Barroso congratulated the Prime Minister for his commitment and efforts in addressing the Commission's recommendations. Montenegro was on the right track, but its next steps towards the EU depended on its own achievements. President Barroso assured Prime Minister Lukšić that the Commission will continue to support Montenegro in all the stages of the enlargement process.