Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday that a solution has been found for the controversial law on expropriation and added that he would be disclosing his views on the law later this week.
“We are checking things once more to determine if anything is against the constitution and we will disclose that tomorrow if I get confirmation today from several institutions and legal experts,” he told reporters during a tour of the Belgrade Waterfront project. He said that the problem was that the authorities did not talk to the public sufficiently.
Vucic repeated his accusations of opposition leaders and the former authorities for bringing Rio Tinto to Serbia. According to him Dragan Djilas, Marinika Tepic and Radoslav Zelenovic took money from Rio Tinto and now they’re protesting against the plans for the company to open a lithium mine in western Serbia.
He said that a total of 31,000 people staged protests across Serbia last Saturday. Vucic has been known to voice figures to prove or disprove events such as opposition protests. Independent observers and environmental activists said that up to 100,000 people took part in the protests. “The numbers are certainly high… I am worried because they can’t all be party officials, there were people there who are very worried and we have to address those people and try to find a solution,” Vucic said.