What the collective West seems to be saying to Montenegrins these days is, “Democracy is a simple game – the people cast their ballots on election day and at the end, NATO and the EU always win. Or else…”
The three decade-old NATO-friendly regime has been dealt a blow which certainly marks the beginning of its terminal decline.
It may have been hard enough for the West to support a figure like Djukanovic for so long, but now he had become undefendable.
The pressure that has been brought on the Church in Montenegro is not an isolated phenomenon but part of a “broader pattern.”