Belgrade: Inter-party dialogue won’t decide who will be in power

NEWS 25.02.2021 09:51
Source: Tanjug/Rade Prelić

Serbia's authorities are ready to listen to all suggestions to improve election conditions, but no election conditions can replace the lack of support, Parliament Speaker Ivic Dacic has said on Thursday, alluding to some opposition parties poor performance in the 2020 elections boycotted by the main regime opponents.

He said the activities for starting the inter-party dialogue would begin next month with a video conference with the EU representative David Mc Allister due on March 1.

Dacic told the state RTS TV the dialogue wouldn’t decide who would be in power and that the negotiations would not be between the regime and opposition under the European Parliament’s auspices, but an inter-party debate under Serbia’s Parliament, i.e., his patronage backed by the EP.

Earlier, Vladimir Bilčík, the EP Rapporteur for Serbia, said Serbia’s inter-party dialogue would start on March 1.

MEPs adopted his report on Serbia late on Tuesday, demanding from Belgrade to resolve several serious affairs discovered by some opposition leaders and independent media.

Serbia’s head of state, Aleksandar Vucic, described the report as unclear.