- November 26, 2020
On November 26, 2020 Aspen Germany hosted an online discussion called “Montenegro After the Elections – A Shift in the Political Landscape”. Milica Kovačević, President of the Center for Democratic Transition (CDT), Biljana Papović, Deputy Executive Director at the Center for Democratic Transition (CDT), and Matthias Lüttenberg, Head of Division 212 Bilateral Relations to the Countries of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia at the German Federal Chancellery, shared their assessments of the situation in Montenegro after the elections in August of this year. After the representatives of CDT presented their policy brief, which is available on our website, the panelists discussed whether there is indeed a shift in Montenegro’s political landscape and if so, what we can make of it. Among topics such as the composition and form of the new government or the expectations that its electorates have, the roles of Russia, China, Serbia, and the Serbian Orthodox Church were highlighted. The stance that Germany takes as well as the hopes and expectations it holds with a view to the reform processes connected to Montenegro’s path to EU membership were also discussed. This event was open to the interested public.