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Montenegro and NATO: the likelihood of accession and its repercussions
Montenegro is expected to join NATO before the end of 2016. Its membership would improve the stability of the region, ensure NATO control over the Adriatic sea, and serve as a precursor to EU membership. There is a narrow majority in favour of membership within the country, and the move would be supported across the region. However, Montenegro will have to overcome domestic opposition and Russian pressure if it is to accede to the Alliance on schedule.