Miodrag Vlahovic (AFP file photo)
'AN INDEPENDENT EUROPEAN STATE': Montenegrin Foreign Minister Miodrag Vlahovic said at RFE/RL headquarters in Prague on February 10, 2005, that Montenegro wants to join the EU and NATO as an independent country and not remain "hostage" to Serbia's reluctance to cooperate with the Hague-based war crimes tribunal. He argued that Montenegro is "patient" and willing to discuss any number of possible political formulas regarding its statehood, providing that such options do not compromise its "right to international recognition." He said he believes that Serbia and Montenegro can find a better basis for understanding in a union of independent states than in the current "non-functioning" joint state.... (more)
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