Press Release: More consumers shopping during Black Friday but average spend lower
26 November 2022
This Black Friday is the closest one to pre-Covid levels with shoppers flocking the streets...
The European Commission has decided to recommend the opening of accession negotiations with Montenegro. Now it is up to the Member States to confirm the start of membership talks. However, the European Commission is not planning any form of fast-track for the country.
Montenegro's accession would be good news for European retail and wholesale, enhancing legal security in a very promising market with a huge growth potential. Furthermore Montenegro would expand the single market by 700.00 consumers.
The College of Commissioners also discussed the application of Albania. Since the general elections in June 2009 the country has been paralysed by an opposition boycott of parliamentary proceedings. This is the main reason for the Commission not to recommend the opening of membership talks. Other problems include weak administrative capacity as well as crime and corruption.
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