Tadić: Referendum is harmful for Serbia
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Boris Tadić said Tuesday that the holding of a referendum in northern Kosovo is harmful to the interests of the state of Serbia.
Tadić said that he understands the need of the Serbs in northern Kosovo and Metohija to express their political will, but also pointed out that local governments cannot do more than the state in resolving the problems of the population in the southern Serbian province.
This move by leaders of the municipalities in northern Kosovo can only reduce the potentials of the state, and is not in the interests of Serbs in the province, Tadić said.
The endeavors of the state in defense of legitimate interests in Kosovo and Metohija are being hindered in this way, the Serbian president said on the occasion of the holding of a referendum in the north of Kosovo.
In a statement to the media, Tadić reiterated that Serbia will not recognize Kosovo's independence, that it respects UN SC Resolution 1244 and that it seeks a solution for the participation of representatives of Priština in regional forums which would not mean recognizing independence, either explicitly or implicitly.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 20:44 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (50) | Send comment
KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The citizens in four municipalities of northern Kosovo are voting on Tuesday and Wednesday in a referendum to accept or reject the authorities in Priština.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 19:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU mediator for the talks between Belgrade and Priština Robert Cooper arrived in Kosovo on Tuesday for a meeting with Priština's negotiator Edita Tahiri.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 19:26 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia will do everything to become a candidate for EU membership, but will not violate its Constitution or UN Resolution 1244, says Borislav Stefanović.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 16:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Opposition New Serbia party leader Velimir Ilić stated on Tuesday that the country is "in a state of complete collapse, but not because of snow".
utorak 14.02.2012 | 14:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Ministry for Kosovo State Secretary Oliver Ivanović has said that a referendum ongoing in northern Kosovo "will not yield historic results".
utorak 14.02.2012 | 13:06 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia's electrical grid continues to operate under extreme strain although there has been an overall improvement, the authorities have said.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 11:52 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian Army Honor Guard will fire a gun salute in Belgrade on Tuesday, on the eve of February 15 - the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 10:26 | Source: Beta | Comments: (6) | Send comment
CANBERRA -- Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dačić met on Monday in Canberra with Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Chris Bowen, said reports.
utorak 14.02.2012 | 09:49 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Boris Tadić visited late on Monday the Kolubara mining basin where coal for power plants is mined in difficult conditions due to low temperatures and high snow.