SNS leader won't rule out early elections
Source: Beta, Večernje novosti
BELGRADE -- First Deputy PM and leader of the ruling SNS party has said that he did not think that Serbians "would be happy with early elections".
This is because they "want economic recovery and progress of the country", Vučić stated, but added that he "cannot guarantee that there will be no elections".
In an interview for Belgrade's Večernje Novosti daily carried by Beta, Vučić said that, if there were obstructions in the work of the government which would mean the blocking of reforms and the fight against corruption, his party "would no longer be part of the authorities".
"It would be remedial for our state for names to be announced of all politicians who took part in malfeasance with public enterprises and in shady privatization deals. Not for the sake of a witch hunt, because nobody wants that, but to bind future generations of politicians by some other rules and a different attitude toward the state and nation. This is the essence of this great fight, in which I do not intend to surrender," Vučić said.
He said that it was very important to bring suspected drug lord Darko Šarić to justice, and that all Serbian and many foreign services are working on that, but that he "is not located where it was said he would be".
He added that court proceedings will soon start against Delta Holding Miroslav Mišković.
As for Serbia's EU integration, Vučić said that it was "very important that Serbia obtained a date for the start of negotiations with the EU in June, because that would be the point that would attract investors".
He also announced that he will travel to Germany in February - a country that opposed the mention of any time frame for the obtaining of this date during the last summit of EU ministers, in December 2012.
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BELGRADE -- The OSCE mission in Serbia on Friday issued a statement in reaction to the negative public campaign against the country's equality commissioner.
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BELGRADE -- Serbian PM Ivica Dačić has denied the claims made by Hashim Thaci that they had agreed to "dismantle Serbian institutions in northern Kosovo".
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PODGORICA -- It is in both Serbia and Montenegro’s interest to have the best possible relations, Presidents Tomislav Nikolić and Filip Vujanović have agreed.
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- The temporary agreement on customs duty collection reached in Brussels is in complete accordance with interests of Kosovo Serbs, says Krstimir Pantić.
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BELGRADE -- Vojislav Koštunica says that the latest agreement which PM Ivica Dačić reached in Brussels "undermines the very foundations of the country".
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KOSOVSKA MITROVICA -- Zubin Potok Mayor Slaviša Ristić has said that Kosovo Serbs will “not pay customs duty and taxes to unrecognized state of Kosovo”.
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BERLIN -- Serbia will not attend a meeting of agriculture ministers at the 78th International Green Week Fair in Berlin because Kosovo has announced its presence.
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BRUSSELS -- European Council President Herman Van Rompuy met with Serbian PM Ivica Dačić on Friday and promised the EU "would fulfill its obligations to Serbia".
petak 18.01.2013 | 09:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Serbian Prime Minister has stated that there are no problems and differences between him and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić.
petak 18.01.2013 | 09:36 | Source: Beta, Večernje novosti | Comments: (1) | Send comment
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.
petak 18.01.2013 | 09:17 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (27) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Serbia's PM Ivica Dačić said in Brussels late on Thursday that a temporary solution regarding customs collection at administrative crossings had been reached.