List of outgoing ministers expected "on Wednesday"
SREMSKA MITROVICA -- Ivica Dačić has said that he expects a list of ministers who will be replaced will be defined on Wednesday.
"I have been informed that the presidency of the Serb Progressive Party held a meeting and decided that the government will continue its work," said Serbian prime minister and leader of the Socialist Party of Serbia.
"Today we will review everything the parties have concluded and define a list of ministers, or departments where changes will be made in the coming period. We will agree all the technical details concerning the reshuffle, which will effectively complete the process," Dačić told reporters in Sremska Mitrovica.
The reshuffle will formally be completed in the second half of August, because we need to follow certain procedures and propose new people for the vacated positions, he said.
"We have set the bar high and this was necessary for Serbia's future. This is not about personal likes and dislikes, it is about the future of the country. I expect this government will achieve significant results which will be of historic importance for the future of Serbia," said Dačić.
Ivica Dačić stated on Wednesday that he does not understand at all the requests of the opposition for early elections since it is "certain that the majority of votes would be won by the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) and the SPS."
“They are asking for elections, but they pray to God that this will not happen,” Dačić said.
Moreover, Serbia does not have time for elections at the moment given the challenges it is facing, Dačić said, and thanked the SNS for recognizing this fact.
“Many people in the country and abroad have not expected anything from this government, now many of them do. This is a great responsibility for us, there is always time for elections and they should take place when this is in the interest of the state,” Dačić told reporters.
“We have no time for elections since everything that we are doing has short deadlines,” Dačić said.
July 31, 2013 | 16:43 | Source: Beta | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The United Regions of Serbia believe that PM Ivica Dačić has demonstrated that he was "not fighting for the state and the people" - but for himself.
July 31, 2013 | 16:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has confirmed that he "talked" with former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
July 31, 2013 | 16:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- So far it is certain that eight ministers will leave the government, Tanjug has reported on Wednesday.
July 31, 2013 | 12:18 | Source: B92 | Comments: (10) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Progressives (SNS) will "continue work in the government, but with even stricter limitations when it comes to results," says Aleksandar Vučić.
July 31, 2013 | 11:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) believes that Serbia is in a political crisis, and the only rational solution is to call early elections.
July 31, 2013 | 10:29 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (3) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Leader of the United Regions of Serbia (URS) Mlađan Dinkić stated on Tuesday that PM Ivica Dačić wants to avoid early elections.
July 31, 2013 | 09:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić has urged the government, and particularly the Serb Progressive Party, to end the government reshuffle quickly and continue working on reforms.
July 31, 2013 | 09:14 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The presidency of the SNS is discussing the proposal of PM Ivica Dačić that the government should continue to without the URS and its leader Mladjan Dinkić.
July 30, 2013 | 17:38 | Source: B92 | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- SPS party leader and PM Ivica Dačić has announced that the government "will continue without the URS (United Regions of Serbia)."
July 30, 2013 | 15:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- There are no secret or sealed indictments in Kosovo courts, a spokesperson for the EU mission, EULEX, has said.
July 30, 2013 | 15:01 | Source: B92 | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- B92 has unofficially learned that PM Ivica Dačić on Tuesday asked Mlađan Dinkić to step down as both finance and economy minister.
July 30, 2013 | 14:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- High-ranking officials of the EU says despite EU's economic difficulties, "there is no willingness to end the mission of EULEX in Kosovo in June next year."
July 30, 2013 | 12:03 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- A meeting of the UN Security Council where a report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the situation in Kosovo will be presented will be held on August 28.
July 30, 2013 | 11:46 | Source: B92, Dnevnik | Comments: (3) | Send comment
NOVI SAD -- The deputy head of the SNS party group in parliament has said that PM Ivica Dačić, who also serves as interior minister, should relinquish the latter office.
July 29, 2013 | 16:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- The UN secretary-general has called on Belgrade and Priština to make an effort to shed light on the fate of missing persons and solve all war crimes.
July 29, 2013 | 15:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The opposition Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS) believes the government reshuffle "will not bring more efficiency."
July 29, 2013 | 15:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Minister of Finance and Economy Mlađan Dinkić has said that the ongoing government reshuffle "should be wrapped up as soon as possible."
July 29, 2013 | 14:53 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia will get the status of an associate member of the EU on September 1, when its Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) comes into effect.
July 29, 2013 | 14:33 | Source: B92, Politika | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The leaders of Serbia's ruling parties held a new meeting on Tuesday in Belgrade; PM Ivica Dačić is expected to hold a news conference later in the day.