Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the European Parliament officials mediating talks between the authorities and opposition that every pragmatic suggestion that could improve election conditions is welcome.
A press release from the president’s cabinet quoted him as saying that “rational and pragmatic proposals which would promote election conditions are welcome and that the essence of the talks is to hear suggestions from all sides with no conditions in order to create an atmosphere of trust in an adequate and constructive manner with a serious and responsible approach by all political players”.
It said that European Parliament mediators Tanja Fajon, Vladimir Bilcik and Knut Fleckenstein assessed the inter-party dialogue to date as very constructive. Bilcik is quoted as saying that the MEPs are prepared to get involved in the dialogue as much as possible. “There are no deadlines, the dialogue has been ongoing since 2019 and we want to achieve results on time before the elections announced for 2022,” he said.
Vucic and the MEPs are quoted as saying that the important thing is to use the dialogue to reach a better understanding of the situation, adding that a constructive dialogue is possible and could lead to significant results.