Mihajlovic: Continuation of abuse of topic of environment for election campaign

Tanjug/ Strahinja Aćimović

Serbia’s Minister of Mining and Energy, Zorana Mihajlovic, said that the new calls of the representative of the Environmental Uprising, Aleksandar Jovanovic Cuta, for a violent change of government represent a continuation of the abuse of the environment in the election campaign, her cabinet announced Saturday.

She assessed that Jovanovic and other „so-called activists should stop threatening with violence and present their program to the citizens in the elections.“

„You are hiding behind environmental issues, which are above politics, while at the same time you admit that you are organizing political protests,“ said Mihajlovic.

According to her, by threatening violence, they are blocking the international highway and preventing the normal functioning of the majority of Serbian citizens, and they show that their only concern is to collect political points at all costs.

„We will neither save people nor the environment by not doing anything in Serbia, by not building roads, railways or factories,“ Mihajlovic stressed, adding that the fight for a healthy environment does not mean stopping the development of society.