President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic says he is not angry, but disappointed, when speaking about the upcoming meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and the mild reaction of the EU towards the ROSU incursion to Kosovo North, reports portal B92, quoting Belgrade based TV Prva.
Asked if the forthcoming meeting with Hashim Thaci in Bratislava would be like many of the previous ones – a protocol, or this time something will be different, the President of Serbia, visiting the TV Prva morning program, said that he had a fierce argument with Thaci about ten days ago in Tirana.
“It’s not a question of whether there will be constructive or destructive behavior. Our behavior is always constructive, we want a compromise, we want to talk about solving the problem, but tell me how to talk if you hear that a large Albania is forming, and that Thaci will not form a ZSO. On all this, the EU reacted so mildly that no one have noticed it, apart me who searched for it with magnifier, ” Vucic told TV Prva.
Vucic says he is more disappointed, than angry, adding that more than six years, we cannot get what the Albanians signed.
“Whatever I say about the EU and Kosovo, they will be on the side of their own child, which they have made. They will not give up what they have invested in all these years.”
Vucic says that Pristina’s taxes caused damage not only to Serbia but the whole region, because those who come to our country hear some ”creaking” in economy, that there is no free trade. He recalls that the CEFTA agreement was signed in 2006, that Pristina brought the decision on the secession of the territory in 2008 and that Serbia did not adopt any measures, but Pristina 13 years later, introduces measures due to dissatisfaction with the vote in Interpol.
Vucic says he will not agree that Pristina withdraws the taxes after which Serbia must do some gesture.
“I will never allow that Pristina withdraw taxes, and afterwards we are asked to recognize Kosovo or to make some kind of gesture, I am listening this from Americans for a long time, and I will not agree to that, and I told them hundreds of times,” Vucic told TV Prva this morning.
Vucic says that Ramush Haradinaj will try to cheat Angela Merkel today by telling her that ZSO will be formed in the form of a non-governmental organization, and that he will not even mention taxes.
“This is his pointless game, he knows there is nothing from it, because Serbia will not agree,” Vucic said, adding that Merkel knows that.
Vucic pints out that, nevertheless, Germany has recognized Kosovo and that Kosovo is their child.
“The question is, what can we do: We are cornered, we do not have much space. So, I consider our position very difficult on one hand, and on the other, you do not have a choice, so there is nothing to hesitate about,” said is Vucic.
I will not have a bilateral meeting with Thaci in Bratislava
Vucic says that today in Bratislava, at an international conference organized by GlobSec, he will tell the truth and that it is necessary for USA to make Pristina to abolish taxes on Serbian goods.
The RTS yesterday reported that Vucic will participate at the Bratislava international conference on the panel on the future of dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.
Vucic told TV Prva that Kosovo President Hashim Thaci will be there, but he will not have a bilateral meeting with him.
“I am going to be free from any guilt and responsibility for what is happening in Kosovo,” Vucic said. The GlobSec conference is dedicated to security in central Europe.