Vucic: People of Serbia will get their say on Kosovo

NEWS 11.05.201816:39
Tanjug / Dimitrije Goll

The population of Serbia will get its say on a solution for Kosovo, President Aleksandar Vucic said on Friday after a meeting with a German parliament official.

Speaking to the media after his meeting with Bundestag European Affairs Committee Chairman Gunther Krichbaum, Vucic said Serbia is ready to talk and compromise but not for blackmail and threats. “The citizens of Serbia will have an opportunity to speak on what we think is a rational compromise solution,” he said.  

The president said he had seen the declaration by the Serbian Orthodox Church but saw no solution for Kosovo in it. “A solution means that we have a frozen conflict and are waiting for better times,” he said.  

Krichbaum said Serbia is on the right path but added that the European Union will not import unresolved problems. He said on of the possible solutions is to have a frozen conflict with Kosovo. “We cannot import unresolved conflicts. Cyprus was an example of that and we do not want it repeated,” he said.   Germany wants all sides to respect and implement agreements, Krichbaum said.

“Serbia is on the road to the EU and that cannot be stopped if Serbia is determined to go down that road,” he added.