Juncker: I did not come to Montenegro to give empty promises

Jean-Claude Juncker and Duško Marković; Photo: Government of Montenegro

PODGORICA – Montenegro is absolutely committed to the values ​​and goals of the EU and there is no reason to doubt it. As there is no doubt that the only future for the entire region of the Western Balkans is in Europe, without any alternative, PM of Montenegro Duško Marković said at a meeting with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker pointed out that he did not come to Montenegro to give empty promises, and that the date of EU accession depended only on Montenegro.

Junker is in an official visit to Montenegro, as part of his tour across the Western Balkans.

He thanked the Government for, as he put it, “being welcomed as if we were princes” in Montenegro.

“I did not come to Montenegro to give empty promises. The date of joining the EU depends only on you. The EC will rate the progress on the European path for each country separately. I congratulate Montenegro on the policy towards its neighbours,” Juncker said.

“This reinforces the positive messages the EU has sent to the region. The most important message is that the Western Balkans will be part of Europe and that we will work in this way both in the region and in the EU,” Marković said.

It is crucial that Montenegro is absolutely committed to the values ​​and goals of the EU and there is no doubt about it.

“As we have no doubts that the future of entire region of the Western Balkans is in Europe,” Marković pointed out.