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Outgoing prime minister and elected president of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić answered question during interview with Belgrade based TV Pink about the Government, Kosovo, NATO, Kalabić, Stepinac, labour costs, Clinical Center Niš, inauguration and protests …

Among other things, he said last night that Serbia’s EU path is very important but there are no aspirations to join NATO. Responding to a question of Serbian Radical Party (SRS) leader Vojislav Šešelj, how long he thought to sit on two chairs and leads the politics of Russia and the EU, Vučić said:

“These are not two chairs. He is the one, who selects one of the two seats on the side, and I choose one, the one in the middle, and that is Serbian chair. I will not choose anyone’s chair.”

“I was at NATO council and I said that we do not have that aspiration. They seek first that you plead, and then they present their views. Our intention is to become militarily neutral, we want to be out of military blocs,” said Vučić adding that Serbia therefore invested in its security. In this context, he reminded that the army and police have new uniforms, and that 9 new helicopters and Russian MiG aircrafts will arrive.

I will not give up Kosovo, but we need to open all the painful issues

Vučić said last night that he intends to open the question of Kosovo as the head of state, although he does not intend to give it up.

“I will swear on the Constitution. I do not have the right to renounce Kosovo, but we have to open the issue,” Vučić said, answering the question of the leader of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Čedomir Jovanović, whether as president of the country he will terminate Gordian knots that blur the European perspective of the country, primarily when it comes to Kosovo.

“I will not recognize Kosovo, it is not my policy, but I’m willing to talk and to accept the fact that in our country there are a lot of myths and legends,” Vučić said.

He added that as president will deal and with other strategic issues, such as amendments to the Constitution of Serbia, regarding the powers of the President of the Republic for example, and education as well.


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