Opposition leader slams President Vucic over Belgrade-Pristina talks

Opposition leader slams President Vucic over Belgrade-Pristina talks

Opposition leader slams President Vucic over Belgrade-Pristina talks Izvor: N1/Bojana Janjić

Anyone who feels shame would either resign or withdraw from the talks on Kosovo which deteriorated the status of Serbia, opposition leader Dragan Djilas said in a letter he sent to President Aleksandar Vucic, suggesting that the talks should involve someone “more intelligent, capable and fair.”

The letter came as a response after, as Djilas put it, the President of Serbia said he had nothing to discuss with the opposition and that the Serbs would find out about the plan for Kosovo only after he informs the Albanians about it.

Djilas assessed that Vucic was jeopardising the Serbs’ existence and asked him to answer the questions regarding the Belgrade-Pristina talks.

The European Union-mediated talks between Belgrade and Pristina on normalisation of relations were halted after Kosovo introduced the 100 percent import tariffs on goods from Serbia and kept them in place despite the warnings from Brussels and Washington.

Since declaring its independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo was recognised by some 100 worldwide countries including some most powerful ones but never by Serbia. Because it is not a UN member, Belgrade maintains it is not a real state.

The opposition leader asked Vucic to explain why did the Brussels talks turn from technical into the talks on the status of Kosovo and borders of Serbia.

He also asked the President to explain why the representatives of the Serb List are sitting in the Government of Kosovo which introduces customs for Serbia and proposes platforms, while not solving the murder of the Civic Initiative SDP leader Oliver Ivanovic.

“The ruling majority of Kosovo Prime Minister, Ramush Haradinaj, always depend on their votes. Why do you keep Haradinaj in power, Aleksandar Vucic? Violating the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia is leaving consequences. How much is your oath worth?,” asked Djilas.

The opposition leader wonders why the President rejects to schedule the Parliament’s session on the issue of Kosovo. He added that the solution lies in the reconciliation of the Serbs and the Albanians, and not in the demarcation.

“Anyone feeling some shame would resign or withdraw from the talks in which Serbia’s position was deteriorated. If you cared about Serbia you would let someone more intelligent, capable and fair do that instead. Of course, you won’t do that. You’re in a hurry ‘to solve Kosovo’ as soon as possible.

You will answer why is that so once the time for that comes. Not to me and not now,” added Djilas.

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