PODGORICA -Montenegro- Montenegro has no alternative but independence, the republic’s prime minister, Milo Djukanovic said today.
Djukanovic says he is convinced that Podgorica will achieve its goal by the end of April, 2006.
“Declaring independence is one goal along Montenegro’s road to complete European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The referendum on independence will be held some time between the beginning of February and the end of April next year and I am convinced that the majority will vote for separation from Belgrade,” said the prime minister.
He dismissed claims that Montenegrin independence would cause regional instability, saying that the republic was the only part of the former Yugoslavia where there had been no war in past fifteen years.
“We have demonstrated our ability to maintain stability,” he added