“Govt. won’t fall because of combat against corruption”
Source: Beta, Večernje novosti
BELGRADE -- Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said that there is no reason for the government to fall because of combat against corruption.
Aleksandar Vučić (Beta, file)
He added that he did not believe that an arrest of runaway drug lord Darko Šarić could destabilize the government either.
“I do not believe there is a reason for that. It is very important that Šarić is brought to justice. All our and many foreign services are working hard on it. Special teams will soon be formed that will deal exclusively with this case,” the deputy PM stressed.
“Everybody needs to know that no deals can be made with the state. Criminal acts that have been committed need to be processed, no matter who the suspect is, period,” he told daily Večernje novosti.
He explained that it was also very important to reveal people “who did political work behind the whole group” but did not want to comment on allegations that a government member had been in constant contact with Šarić.
Vučić said he had no problem with the public knowing which ministers and politicians had been taking money from arrested Delta Holding owner Miroslav Mišković.
He reiterated that there had been no negotiations about a possible coalition with the Democratic Party (DS) and its leader Dragan Đilas.
Commenting on Prime Minister Ivica Dačić’s statement that he was ready to negotiate about a UN seat for Kosovo, Vučić said:
“I understand that he later denied it and said it in a completely different way. I believe in his interpretation. As far as the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) is concerned, we believe that Kosovo cannot get a seat in the UN.”
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