“While the big shots in Podgorica are hell-bent on joining the Western defense alliance, over 50 percent of ordinary Montenegrins are against this,” Lekic noted.
“NATO leaders keep saying that in order to join in, a country needs to meet two main conditions: to demonstrate tangible results of its fight against corruption and the stated will of the majority of its people. Neither condition has been met and if NATO members decide to give up on these two criteria, they risk losing popular trust both inside Montenegro and elsewhere in the world,” Miodrag Lekic emphasized.
His opinion was fully echoed by independent MP Mladen Bojanic, who said that the official campaign for NATO membership should be provided for public discussions on the matter.
“However, this has nothing to do with democracy, because we are not hearing any criticism of the alliance during these discussions. Which effectively turns the so-called Speaking Tour into a Brainwashing Tour,” Bojanic said.