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    http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/161524/montenegro-macedonia-and-serbia-work-toward-scandinavian-diplomatic-missions-model.html

    15 January 2014

    Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia work toward Scandinavian diplomatic missions model

    JTW, Hamdi Fırat Büyük

    The Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration announced on Monday that it is interested in setting up joint diplomatic representatives offices with countries in the region following the Scandinavian model.

    Montenegro's foreign ministry said Podgorica is already conducting talks with countries in the region concerning joint embassies.

    A bilateral agreement on joint accommodation and diplomatic offices has already been signed between Montenegro and Macedonia.

    Regarding the earlier agreement signed in 2007, Serbia shares diplomatic missions with Montenegro in more than 40 countries where Podgorica has no diplomatic representatives. Similar agreements with Croatia and Bulgaria have been in place for several years.

    “The new arrangements will contribute to greater cost-effectiveness and improved efficiency of the work of diplomatic and consular offices and they also make room for faster expansion of the diplomatic network with visibly reduced costs," the Montenegrin FM Luksic said on Monday.

    Last year, Serbia launched an initiative regarding establishing joint missions in the region. Belgrade stated that this initiative offers a way to cut the costs of diplomatic networks.

    Serbian FM Ivan Mrkic said last week that they are closest to an agreement on the matter with Macedonia and Montenegro but they will also make the same offer to all those who are interested in joining. Additionally, Macedonian Prime Minister Gruevski last week also confirmed that Skopje had started to discuss the idea with some of its neighbours. However, he said Macedonia was interested only in sharing office space and not in merging the diplomatic missions.

    “Our diplomatic missions will stay apart. But for the sake of saving money on rents, the idea is to give away space [to other countries] where we have more than is needed and for others to do the same where they have extra room,” Gruevski told the Macedonian media.

    This form of representation usually includes consular affairs, security and assistance with visa and passport services.

    #425874

    Anonymous

    What Scandinavian model is everybody dreaming off ffs. They were untouched by ww2 and ww1, Norway has only like 4,5 milion population and massive resources in oil, wood and fish…Sweden has less but still a huge land for the amount of population resulting in again large natural resources etc.

    Hell we in Croatia have nothing but sea, and a country 15x smaller than Norway yet still live decent…if we would be sitting on that much oil and opean sea rich with fish (what mediteranean isn't due to Italian exploit) we'd too be millionaires.

    #425875

    Anonymous
    Quote:

    Hamdi Fırat Büyük
    [size=12pt]Hamdi Fırat Büyük[/size]
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    >:( ;D

    Anyway, this is a great idea. It's beneficial for everyone, except maybe for the countries the embassies are in. Seriously, why rent space for several embassies in Nicaragua, for example, when there won't be any work for them for the most part of the time? It's just a waste of money.

    #425876

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    Hamdi Fırat Büyük
    [size=12pt]Hamdi Fırat Büyük[/size]
    [size=14pt]Hamdi Fırat Büyük[/size]
    [size=18pt]Hamdi Fırat Büyük[/size]
    [size=24pt]Hamdi Fırat Büyük[/size]

    >:( ;D

    Anyway, this is a great idea. It's beneficial for everyone, except maybe for the countries the embassies are in. Seriously, why rent space for several embassies in Nicaragua, for example, when there won't be any work for them for the most part of the time? It's just a waste of money.

    Hamdi is just reporting what others have. This news was reported in other sources too, not just the Turkish Weekly.

    #425877

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    What Scandinavian model is everybody dreaming off ffs. They were untouched by ww2 and ww1, Norway has only like 4,5 milion population and massive resources in oil, wood and fish…Sweden has less but still a huge land for the amount of population resulting in again large natural resources etc.

    Hell we in Croatia have nothing but sea, and a country 15x smaller than Norway yet still live decent…if we would be sitting on that much oil and opean sea rich with fish (what mediteranean isn't due to Italian exploit) we'd too be millionaires.

    We're just talking about the Scandanavian model of embassy management here.

    #425878

    Anonymous

    smart move

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