AP: Vucic uses undiplomatic language to describe European Parliament report

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Source: Tanjug/Rade Prelić

The Associated Press said on Friday that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic used “highly undiplomatic language” to describe the latest European Parliament report.

“Serbia’s president lashed out on Friday at a European Parliament report which called on his country to fight corruption and organized crime and work on the rule of law if it wants to join the European Union… Using highly undiplomatic language, Aleksandar Vucic said that parts of the report are a “naked lie” and the European parliamentarians are apparently “lost in time and space,” the AP said.

Vucic also said that he “can’t sleep from fear” that the report could slow down Serbia’s accession to the European Union by pressuring the country to recognize independence of its former province of Kosovo.

“Citing parts of the report on Serbia’s health care, Vucic praised his own handling of the coronavirus crisis and the acquisition of vaccines, mainly from China, which made Serbia one of Europe’s top countries per capita in the number of people inoculated,” the AP report said.