At his party's 'Aleksandar Vucic for our Children' second election online campaign rally, Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic promised on Monday that an average salary in Serbia would be Euro 900 by 2025, and said that his ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) showed it knew what it could do, but also listened to the criticism at the same time, the Beta news agency reported.
He said that the aim of the average salary of Euro 900 in five years might look far away and "as an easily given promise." But added, the most important thing was "that we work and don't give up the reform process."
By comparison, an average net wage in Croatia at the end of 2019 was some Euro 808, while at the same time, in Serbia it was Euro 508.
Vucic accused people in Serbia of knowing only "how to be against someone, how to criticise, how to say something against others, and not what we can do."
"We have shown in the last period, what I think is crucially important for the progress, what we can do, what we can make, without eying at others around us and listening to all the critics at the same time," Vucic said to the applause of people on dozens of screens surrounding him.
He added that Serbia was the number one in Europe in the last quarter of 2019 with 6.1 growth rate. "If you look at the first quarter of 2020, Serbia is number one in Europe… That means Serbia is progressing faster than the others."