Montenegro heads to the polls with NATO membership at stake


Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic speaks during the panel 'Preserving peace: NATO's role' as part of the Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum-NATO in Defence of Peace: 2016 and Beyond Forum on the margins of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland, 08 July 2016. The NATO Warsaw Summit which is expected to decide about military reinforcements on NATO territory in Central-East Europe takes place on 08 and 09 July. About 2,000 delegates, including 18 state heads, 21 prime ministers, 41 foreign ministers and 39 defence ministers will take part in the Summit.

Montenegro heads to the polls with NATO membership at stake

Montenegro is entering the final week of its most significant electoral encounter for over a decade. The result could affect the process of NATO and EU enlargement in the Balkans.
Derailing NATO enlargement
On Sunday October 16 Montenegro goes to the polls for the fourth time since it declared its independence in 2006. 18 electoral lists will compete for 81-seats in the parliament.

The election campaign is deeply divided among those who favor and those who oppose European and Euro-Atlantic ...

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