Mihajlovic: “Montenegro’s behaviour is undemocratic and contrary to EU values”

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic said that the Montenegrin government’s decision to keep its border with Serbia closed does not contribute to good neighbourly relations in the region.

A press release quoted her as saying that the decision runs counter to the principle of freedom of movement which the European Union is based on.

The Montenegrin government decided on Monday to open the country’s borders to a number of countries, but not Serbia. A statement said that the borders are being opened to the nationals of countries which have low coronavirus infection rates.

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Mihajlovic said that “hiding behind a virus cannot conceal the undemocratic behaviour of the government in Podgorica towards Serbia and our people, which goes “against the values and practices of the EU which the region wants to join”.

“Montenegro has advanced in the process of European integration more than Serbia and other countries in the region and should be an example to others. Instead, new barriers between the people in this area are being created artificially and the responsibility lies with politicians,” she is quoted as saying. 

Despite the Montenegrin government’s decision not to open its border with Serbia, the Montenegrin national airline, Montenegro Airlines will resume its flights to Belgrade soon. The CdM website was told by sources at the national air carrier that Montenegro Airlines will have daily flights from Podgorica and Tivat to Belgrade as of June 1.

(Blic, 26.05.2020)




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