Visit of Milo Đukanović, Montenegrin Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso: joint press briefing
On 21 January 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received the visit of Milo Đukanović, Montenegrin Prime Minister, at the European Commission in Brussels.
Following their meeting, they gave a statement on the European accession process of Montenegro. Montenegro started it in November 2005, when negotiations over a Stabilisation and Association Agreement began. In May 2006, Montenegro voted for independence in a referendum and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved. Serbia continued with the existing negotiations, and separate negotiations were launched with Montenegro in September 2006. The Agreement was initialled on 15 March 2007 and officially signed on 15 October 2007. PHOTO