The President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović, will address MEPs in a formal sitting in Strasbourg on Tuesday at 11:30.
Progress made during Montenegro’s EU accession talks, security cooperation and election meddling and intervention by foreign powers are likely to be among the topics addressed by Mr Đukanović during his first official visit to the European Parliament.
Montenegrin authorities have accused Russia of attempting to orchestrate a coup on 16 October 2016 (the day of the parliamentary election) against Mr Đukanović, when he was still Prime Minister, with the help of pro-Russian sympathisers. This was allegedly done in order to prevent the country from joining NATO.
Nevertheless, Montenegro became the 29th member of the military alliance on 5 June 2017. EU accession negotiations with the country began in June 2012.
A press point by EP President Tajani and President Đukanović is scheduled for 12.00 in front of the protocol room.
Debate: Tuesday, 2 October