Netherlands will support Montenegro and give the green light to this country, for starting the talks about accession to the European Union. This came as a surprise, because last week, the parliamentary committee had the attitude that it was early for that.
At the next session (that will be held on 7 December), the Dutch parliament will discuss this issue again.
Dusko Markovic, Montenegrin Minister of Justice, met Security and Justice Minister of Netherlands, Ivo Opstelten, on Wednesday.
After the meeting, a release was issued, saying that Netherlands would support Montenegro in its efforts to become a member of the European Union, but to achieve that, Montenegro would have to make more progress.
Towards the end of 2010, the status of a candidate for membership in the European Union was granted to Montenegro.