European Parliament mediators said on Wednesday that working document they sent to the participants the inter-party dialogue in Serbia is a discussion paper for the next meeting in Belgrade later this month.
MEPS Vladimir Bilcik and Tanja Fajon and former MEPS Knut Fleckenstein and Eduard Kukan issued a statement saying that the purpose of the document was to focus the debate on two key areas: the media and election conditions and added that it indicates possible options.
„As we clearly stated before, a working document is not the same as a political agreement. This document provides possible orientations for the IPD-participants. Not more and not less. However, it is up to the IPD-participants themselves to find an agreement among each other. Our role is to help and to assist on the way towards such an agreement. We want the best for Serbia and are not here to impose any particular views or pre-cooked solutions“, the statement said.
The European Parliament facilitators said that they are prepared to discuss “all proposals and concrete suggestions, which can contribute to a better level playing field for political competition in Serbia ahead of the next elections”. “The objective is to have meaningful, constructive and result oriented discussions in Belgrade and, if possible, to reach a political agreement,” the statement said.