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Montenegro's Referendum

Europe Briefing N°42 , 30 March 2006

Although there are some shoals still to be navigated, the narrow pro-independence victory in Montenegro’s 21 May 2006 referendum should, on balance, increase rather than diminish stability in the western Balkans.

Recent Reports

Montenegro's Referendum, Europe Briefing N°42 , 30 Mar 2006

Although there are some shoals still to be navigated, the narrow pro-independence victory in Montenegro’s 21 May 2006 referendum should, on balance, increase rather than diminish stability in the western Balkans.

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Montenegro's Independence Drive, Europe Report N°169, 7 Dec 2005

Montenegrins are more likely than not to vote in April 2006 to break away from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. It is time for the European Union, whose diplomacy in 2001-2002 created the manifestly dysfunctional confederation, to make clear that it will accept whatever decision Montenegro’s citizens make, and encourage those opposing independence to participate peacefully in the referendum process.

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A Marriage of Inconvenience: Montenegro 2003, Europe Report N°142, 16 Apr 2003

It is time for new policies and new approaches on Montenegro. International engagement with that republic in recent years has brought significant positive results.

Still Buying Time: Montenegro, Serbia and the European Union, Europe Report N°129, 7 May 2002

On 14 March 2002 the leaders of Serbia, Montenegro and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) signed an agreement in Belgrade to replace FRY with a new "state community": a "union of states" to be called "Serbia and Montenegro".

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Montenegro: Resolving the Independence Deadlock, Europe Report N° 114, 1 Aug 2001

Ten months after the fall of Slobodan Miloševiæ, considerable progress has been made in establishing democratic governance in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and reintegrating the country into the international community.

Time to Decide: A Pre-election Briefing Paper, Europe Briefing N°18, 18 Apr 2001

The extraordinary parliamentary election to be held in Montenegro on 22 April 2001 is focused on the single issue of the republic’s future status, whether in a continued federal union with Serbia, or as an independent state.

Montenegro: Settling for Independence?, Europe Report N°107, 28 Mar 2001

International relief at the fall of the regime of Slobodan Miloševiæ has been marred by dismay at the prospect of a breakaway from the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) by Montenegro.

Montenegro: Which Way Next?, Europe Briefing N°16, 30 Nov 2000

The removal of the Miloševic regime is forcing the Montenegrin government to confront the contentious issue of Montenegro's future status, whether within or outside Yugoslavia, according to ICG's Montenegro briefing "Which Way Next" (30 November 2000).

Montenegro's Local Elections: Testing the National Temperature (Background Briefing), Europe Briefing N°11, 26 May 2000

Local elections are to be held in Podgorica and Herceg-Novi, two of Montenegro's 21 municipalities, on 11 June 2000.

Montenegro's Socialist People's Party: A Loyal Opposition?, Europe Report N°92, 28 Apr 2000

The assertion of the primacy of Serbian rights over all other peoples by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has driven nearly every nationality of the former Yugoslavia toward the Republic’s exits.

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Commentary

ICG-CEPS open letter on Montenegro

International Crisis Group-CEPS
Open letter, 14 Feb 2002

Let the Montenegrins Have Their Say

Morton Abramowitz
International Herald Tribune, 31 Dec 2001

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