Vučić confirms: "We talked with Strauss-Kahn"
BELGRADE -- Aleksandar Vučić has confirmed that he "talked" with former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
They discussed the possibility of Strauss-Kahn assuming the post of a special economic advisor to the Serbian government, the leader of the Serb Progressive Party (SNS) and Serbia's first deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.
"We talked with Mr. Strauss-Kahn, but not about his becoming a minister, as some media announced, but rather a special advisor," Vučić told the Belgrade-based tabloid Informer.
The modernization of Serbia is the main task of this government, Vučić said, noting that with that in mind the authorities will hire people from across the world, economic experts who could help the government realize that goal.
The SNS leader is not concealing his irritation at the criticism which the Democratic Party (DS) voiced against this plan.
He thinks this is just another proof of resistance to changes in Serbia.
"We will change Serbia for the better as long as we have a mandate to do so. If someone thinks that they could do better, if someone wants to stop Serbia and push it back then they should try to stand for election with such a policy," Vučić 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 | 16:04 | 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 | 14:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SREMSKA MITROVICA -- Ivica Dačić has said that he expects a list of ministers who will be replaced will be defined 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.