Ashton: Serbia needs "strong government"
BRUSSELS -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday joined the European leaders who congratulated Tomislav Nikolić on his election victory.
Catherine Ashton (Beta, file)
"I congratulate President-elect Nikolić on his victory in the Serbian Presidential election yesterday and the Serbian people for the free, fair and peaceful elections," she stated, and added:
"Let me also commend Mr. Tadić for everything he has helped achieve during his time in office, both in European integration and in regional reconciliation. I wish him all the best."
"The EU looks forward to the early resumption of work in parliament and the rapid formation of a new government committed to reforms and continued European integration. Serbia needs a strong government and parliamentary majority to achieve the economic progress its people desire and the European integration that they aspire to. Neither is possible without difficult reforms and political courage," the statement said.
"Serbia will succeed only through successful coalition building at home and good relations with its neighbors. Continued dialogue between Belgrade and Priština remains particularly important," said Ashton.
"Finally, I congratulate the OSCE for its successful facilitation of voting in Kosovo, supported by EULEX, KFOR and local actors who helped to ensure a calm and secure environment," Ashton said in her message.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 18:28 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Democratic Party on Monday decided to dissolve its city council in Belgrade, along with councils in 11 of 17 capital city municipalities, Beta has reported.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 17:31 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Top EU officials on Monday congratulated Tomislav Nikolić on his victory in Serbia's presidential elections, Tanjug news agency reported.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 16:11 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- United Serbia (JS) deputy leader Petar Petrović says the Socialist Party (SPS)-led coalition will continue the talks on a new government with the Democrats.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 15:14 | Source: B92, Slobodan Pavlović | Comments: (6) | Send comment
WASHINGTON, BELGRADE -- Election results in Serbia and Tomislav Nikolić’s victory have caused Serbia to get a bigger media attention in the U.S.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 15:11 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Leader of New Serbia (NS) Velimir Ilić believes that the biggest parliamentary party will be the first to get a chance to form Serbia's next government.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 14:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
VIENNA -- The leader of the European Parliament's second largest group says the victory of Tomislav Nikolić was "a huge blow to the European policy in the Balkans".
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 14:21 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The legal deadline for Serbia's new government to be sworn in is September 5, while the new parliament must hold its first session by June 9.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 13:56 | Source: Beta | Comments: (6) | Send comment
MOSCOW -- Russia's President Vladmir Putin has congratulated Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) leader Tomislav Nikolić on the election victory, the Kremlin has stated.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 13:34 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Social Democratic Party of Serbia (SDPS) leader Rasim Ljajić says negotiations about the new government could take longer due to Tomislav Nikolić’s victory.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 12:15 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Republic Electoral Commission (RIK) stated on Monday that Tomislav Nikolić won 49.51 and Boris Tadić won 47.35 percent of the vote.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 09:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Vincent Degert has congratulated Tomislav Nikolić on his victory in the second round of the presidential elections.
ponedeljak 21.05.2012 | 09:16 | Source: B92, Blic | Comments: (13) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Commenting on Tomislav Nikolić's victory, Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) leader Ivica Dačić has said that "everything will be more complicated from now on".