УДК 332.135(497.11:497.16) 339.923:061.1EU
Библид: 1451-3188, 14 (2015)
Vol. 15, No 52-53, стр. 306-320

Изворни научни рад
Примљено: 01 Jan 1970
Прихваћено: 01 Jan 1970


Đukanović Dragan (Виши научни сарадник, Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд), dragandjuk@yahoo.com

In this paper, the author discusses the current intention of two today sovereign states – the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro in relation to joining the European Union after 2000. In this regard, it was emphasized that the process of European integration, first of the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (2000-2003), and then of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro (2003-2006) was conditioned both by the guidance specific problems between Belgrade and Podgorica, and thanks to the numerous and continuous conditioning by the European Union. In the second part of the paper, the author analyzes the comparative achievements of Montenegro and Serbia in European integration after their “disassociation” in 2006. In this context, the author underlined that both states today forefront of European integration in the Western Balkans, as well as to have candidate status to begin the process of negotiations. The author emphasizes the fact that a number of consultations on European integration between the authorities in Serbia and Montenegro have been conducted in the period after 2006, although relations between the two countries were tied to specific bilateral issues. However, the most significant turning point in this cooperation represents the “Agreement on Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Montenegro in the context of EU accession” ratified in 2014. In the framework of this document were indicated the priorities for cooperation in the field of European integration between Serbia and Montenegro, and established certain forms of institutional cooperation through intensive political dialogue. At the same time it was pointed to a number of areas of cooperation between Serbia and Montenegro in areas of economics, trade, harmonization of its national legislation within the European Union and cooperation between judicial authorities.

Кључне речи: Serbia, Montenegro, the European Union, European integration, regional cooperation, bilateral relations