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Lukovac does not expect Croatia to block Montenegro’s EU accession

Podgorica, (MINA) – Former minister of foreign affairs of Montenegro Branko Lukovac has stated that he hopes and believes that Croatia will not block Montenegro’s EU accession bid.

Referring to Prevlaka, Lukovac told Dan that the two neighboring countries have reached an interim agreement that has been successfully functioning for the past 16 years.

“In addition, the two governments have agreed that, if there should be no definitive agreement about the delineation in Prevalaka, at land and sea, the dispute will be jointly referred to the International Court of Justice in The Hague,” Lukovac said.

Speaking about the military ship Jadran, Lukovac remarked that, considering its history and the long delay in resolving all the succession issues following the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, neither Montenegro nor Croatia should behave as if they are fully entitled to the ship.

“Only because, due to an overhaul, it happened to be located in Tivat at the moment of the breakup of the SFRY, or because its home port at the time of the joint state was Lora in Split,” Lukovac said.

He argues that both countries should push for the completion of the process of succession of military assets of the former Yugoslavia, part of which is the ship Jadran.

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