FIRESIDE CONVERSATION WITH DRITAN ABAZOVIĆ, PRIME MINISTER OF MONTENEGRO - The Atlantic Council’s Europe Center hosted a fireside conversation with H.E. Dritan Abazović, Prime Minister of Montenegro. The Prime Minister discussed the fight against corruption and organized crime in Montenegro; Western Balkan regional integration; and the transatlantic response to the Russian war in Ukraine, including efforts to combat Russian influence in the Western Balkans.
This conversation was an opportunity to discuss recent developments in the country’s domestic politics including the ongoing cyberattacks, Russian malign influence in the Western Balkans, and how transatlantic partners can counter Russian interference region. What opportunities does regional integration offer Montenegro? What are the next steps on Montenegro’s EU path? How is the country fighting corruption and organized crime?
Prime Minister Abazović discussed these issues and more with Damon Wilson, President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 9/19/22