"Kosovo can have small chair in UN corridors"
Source: Tanjug, NIIN
BELGRADE -- Parliament Speaker Nebojša Stefanović has said that he "does not know who in the government is working against the interests of the state."
But the high ranking official of the ruling SNS party told the weekly NIN that "this person must be dismissed."
"We need to find out as soon possible who it is and immediately convene a session where this person will be dismissed," Stefanović said. His comments concern the recent accusations made by another SNS official, Minister Zorana Mihajlović.
Stefanović added that there were "no conflicts between ministers in the government," and that "none of them said that the (state) budget was bad," asking "what could be more important for the government that the support for the budget, which shows the economic policies and its strength and unity."
Addressing the speculation that a "new Brussels agreement" would follow, focused on "the chair," i.e., membership of Kosovo in the UN, Stefanović said that the government "would never accept it."
"They can have a small chair somewhere in the hall. And when I say 'a small chair' I don't mean figuratively, I mean literally," Stefanović was quoted as saying.
He also said that the most important outcome of the elections in Kosovo would be the formation of the Community of Serb Municipalities, and told the Serbs worried about the financing of institutions that Serbia would, "according to the Brussels agreement, finance part of the education, health and all that it has a right to, but will now finally know where the money goes. "
Stefanović stated that the dilemma of whether Serbia should go "towards Brussels or Moscow" was false, adding that "this will be soon confirmed" when parliament passes a resolution on Serbia's EU accession.
"As you have seen, the Brussels agreement was not signed in Moscow, but in Brussels, and it received the support of all of the most important state officials and most MPS," said Stefanović.
Speaking about the upcoming local elections in Belgrade's municipality of Voždovac, Stefanović, who is also the chair of the SNS Belgrade board, said that Voždovac would not be a test based on which it will be decided whether to go to early parliamentary elections - "but it will be a good indicator of the mood of the residents of Belgrade."
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BELGRADE -- Tomislav Nikolić has accused former cabinet minister and URS party leader Mlađan Dinkić of being "responsible for the Vršac Vineyards affair."
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BRUSSELS -- Head of Serbia's team for the accession talks with the EU Tanja Miščević said in Brussels on Tuesday Serbia was ready to enter the talks.
December 3, 2013 | 12:40 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
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BELGRADE -- The election victory of the "Srpska" list in Serb-majority areas "proves that Serbs in the area stand by the Serbian government," says Aleksandar Vulin.
December 3, 2013 | 10:59 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
NEW YORK -- Ban Ki-moon welcomed the peaceful conduct of the elections on Kosovo and is encouraged by the positive initial reports from international observers and UNMIK.
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BELGRADE -- A firm decision has not yet been made at the headquarters of the European Union on the official start of negotiations with Serbia, writes a daily.
December 3, 2013 | 09:19 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PRIŠTINA -- Kosovo's Central Election Commission (CEC) on Monday evening came out with the final results of the local elections in Kosovo and Metohija.
December 2, 2013 | 16:58 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (8) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Brussels is satisfied about the second round of the local elections in Kosovo passing off peacefully and awaits an official report by the European observers.
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BELGRADE -- If Serbia meets EU's demand to withdraw its courts from Kosovo, the country will "practically recognize Kosovo as independent."
December 2, 2013 | 15:12 | Source: RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić, an adviser to the president, says that the success of the Srpska (GIS) electoral list in the Kosovo elections was "a historic victory for Serbia."
December 2, 2013 | 13:51 | Source: Tanjug, TV Pink | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Milivoje Mihajlović says that "the most important thing after the successful local elections in Kosovo is to form the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO)."
December 2, 2013 | 11:50 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
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December 2, 2013 | 09:12 | Source: B92, Beta, RTS, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- According to preliminary results of the Kosovo Election Commission, of the seven municipalities with Serb majority the Civil Initiative Srpska (GIS) won in six.