The ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) has always reported its gatherings in accordance with the law and there was never any unrest at SNS events, Serbia’s President and leader of the party, Aleksandar Vucic, said on Saturday.
Vucic spoke in the eastern town of Petrovac at his ‘The future of Serbia’ campaign event.
He said that he does not read certain newspapers, naming ‘Danas’ as one of them and said that he did not read a particular statement Social Democratic Party leader former Serbian President Boris Tadic gave the paper which is critical of Vucic and his government.
“Whenever Boris Tadic spoke about his political enemies, he spoke about himself (...) I didn’t quite understand him and I don’t understand such people, it seems as if we are talking in different languages,” Vucic said.
The President also touched upon the ongoing problems between Pristina and Belgrade.
He said it is possible that Pristina could abolish its 100 per cent taxes on Serbian products, but that he fears it might not happen.
Serbia will have a good future ahead of it “if we persevere and manage to maintain peace and stability in Kosovo,” he said.
Vucic also announced an increase in pensions and salaries in the public sector.