Crime and corruption the greatest obstacles on Montenegro’s EU path

Two-thirds of Montenegro’s citizens (66.4%) support the idea of the country joining the EU, while 26.7% are opposed to it, according to a survey conducted for the EU Delegation in Montenegro. 

“Respondents were asked what the biggest problem in the country is and they answered unemployment and the job shortage, followed by corruption and organised crime.

Citizens surveyed noted that crime and corruption were the greatest obstacles on Montenegro’s path to the EU,” said Olivera Komar of the De Facto Consultancy agency that surveyed 1,014 respondents.

Of all the countries in the Western Balkans, Montenegro has made the most progress in its EU accession negotiations, as it has opened 32 of a total of 33 negotiation chapters so far. (Željko Trkanjec |

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