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Picula: Montenegro will be 28th EU member state

Tonino Picula; Photo: European Union

cdm logoPODGORICA – Croatia joined the EU as its 28th member. However, after Great Britain steps out, it will again have 27 members. MEP and former Croatian foreign minister Tonino Picula said he believed that Montenegro would become the EU’s 28th member if it continues negotiating, adopting and applying the EU acquis, CdM reports.

He pointed out that there was still a lot of work to be done ahead of Montenegro.

Picula said that Montenegrin negotiations with the EU were progressing well.

“That is clearly evidenced not only by the number of opened and provisionally closed chapters, but also by the general mood in the country when it comes to the European perspective. Despite the greatest progress of all candidate countries, before the EU membership Montenegro will have to resolve many outstanding issues of internal adjustment to European standards,” Picula told Pobjeda.

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