Parliamentary Assembly session : 31 March – 4 April 2003 

Dragoljub Micunovic: ''This is an important day for Serbia and Montenegro, but also for the entire Europe''

[03/04/03] Speaking before the Assembly on the occasion of his country's accession to the Council of Europe, President of Serbia and Montenegro's Parliament Dragoljub Micunovic stressed: ''We are finally here, in a place where we belong – in the family of European democracies''. By accepting Council of Europe standards and by fostering democratic values, we will reduce the risk of retrograde attempts to hold back our reforms, he said. ''This accession will also complete a picture of democratic Europe,'' Mr Micunovic continued. ''Like never before in history, all Balkan countries now have democratic governments.''

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