Popa: The choice of Montenegrin citizens is clear and the waiting time is over. Now is the time for work and success

Popa pointed out that this is the last Europe Day that she celebrates as an EU ambassador in Montenegro, stating that she will be there for a few more months.

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Popa, Photo: EU info center
Popa, Photo: EU info center
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The Ambassador of the European Union (EU) in Montenegro Oana Kristina Popa said that Europe Day is celebrated in the new building of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (CANU), which symbolizes the wealth of Montenegrin art and the power of education.

At the reception organized by the EU Delegation in Montenegro on the occasion of Europe Day, she said that, since she has been working in Montenegro, she has enjoyed these kinds of evenings the most, where they are surrounded by talent and expectations of future success.

Popa pointed out that this is the last Europe Day that she celebrates as an EU ambassador in Montenegro, stating that she will be there for a few more months.

She thanked her team at the EU Delegation and the European House.

"Thank you for your professionalism, support and wise advice. I will always remember the cooperation with you," said Popa.

As she said, she also owes a lot of gratitude to all the wonderful people who showered her with attention and hospitality during all of her visits throughout Montenegro.

"Allow me to thank all of you, present tonight, our closest partners and friends – state officials, government and opposition, current and former leaders, my fellow diplomats, representatives of civil society and the media," said Popa.

She thanked for the partnership, dedication and faith in the near European future of Montenegro.

"Even though it may not look like it tonight, working on the EU accession process is not always a glamorous job. It's a lot of work, the problems are complex, the deadlines are short, and a lot of patience is needed," Popa pointed out.

She emphasized that one should not forget how crucial this work is for building a fairer and more advanced society - which will enable its talented young people to grow, learn and achieve success in a united Europe.

The ambassador also said that there is a saying that says: "Fate is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice; it is not something to be waited for, but something to be achieved".

Popa concluded that the choice of Montenegrin citizens is clear and that the waiting time is over.

"Now is the time for work and success," said Popa.

At the same event, the President of Montenegro, Jakov Milatović, spoke, among other things, saying that the current moment represents a turning point in the negotiation process and that he expects that all political and social factors will work even more decisively to fulfill the tasks that lead to Montenegro's full membership in Europe. Union (EU) until 2028.

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