"Albanian PM trying to provoke Serbia"
BELGRADE -- Milovan Drecun said on Thursday Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama was making extreme statements in an effort to make his visit to Serbia meaningless.
According to this MP from the ranks of the ruling SNS party, who heads the Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, Rama is also attempting to "place the blame for it on Serbia's shoulders."
"When Tirana sends messages that Serbia should renounce a part of its territory (Kosovo), then those are not messages of prosperity, but destabilizing ones," he told reporters in Belgrade.
"Unilateral changes to internationally recognised borders does not lead the region into the EU," Drecun noted, adding that "the EU has completely different standards."
"It seems to me that Rama's very aggressive, even extreme, statements are an attempt to make his upcoming visit pointless, to provoke Belgrade and then declare Serbia responsible," he said.
"I have no doubt anymore that this is a well planned, orchestrated campaign by Tirana intended to destabilize the situation in the region by sending messages that support a Greater Albania," he stated.
"That is not the way forward for us," he remarked, underscoring that Serbia "would not fall for such attempts at provocation."
"Serbia wants to protect its territorial integrity, to continue the process of bringing the relations with Priština back to normal and develop good relations with Albania. The way things currently stand, Albania has not shown a sincere desire to embark on this path as well," Drecun concluded
Friday 24.10.2014 | 09:45 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbia belongs "to the line of EU member countries and wants to be appreciated in the same way it appreciates the EU," Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has said.
Thursday 23.10.2014 | 18:39 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (20) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić has said that an informal regional conference of ministers of foreign affairs and finance was"successfully organized."
Thursday 23.10.2014 | 12:33 | Source: B92, Tanjug | Comments: (22) | Send comment
MONTREUX, BELGRADE -- The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee on Wednesday.
Thursday 23.10.2014 | 10:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (16) | Send comment
ISTOK -- The coordinator in the Office for Communities in the municipality of Istok in Kosovo has said that a house belonging to a Serb returnee had been set on fire.
Wednesday 22.10.2014 | 15:13 | Source: Beta | Comments: (5) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Kosovo's foreign and economic development minister Enver Hoxhaj and Fadil Ismaili will participate a regional ministerial meeting in Belgrade, Beta reported.
Wednesday 22.10.2014 | 09:08 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- EU's High Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Representative Catherine Ashton "was the only objective mediator in the Western Balkans crises," says Ivica Dačić.
Tuesday 21.10.2014 | 12:08 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (26) | Send comment
KLINA -- A house owned by a Serb family has been torched in the Drsnik village the Klina municipality in Kosovo, Peć District head Vinka Radosavljević told Tanjug.
Monday 20.10.2014 | 16:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić says he asked UNMIK chief Farid Zarif to further encourage KFOR, EULEX and the Priština authorities to ensure the safety of Serbs in Kosovo.
Thursday 16.10.2014 | 14:39 | Source: B92 | Comments: (12) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić stressed on Thursday in Belgrade that his country and Russia "have always been on the same side."
Wednesday 15.10.2014 | 11:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (6) | Send comment
ORAHOVAC -- Unknown persons late on Tuesday attacked the Parish House in the Serb part of the town of Orahovac in Kosovo.
Tuesday 14.10.2014 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
BELGRADE, DEČANI -- Milovan Drecun has accused Bajram Rexhepi of trying to diminish the gravity of an incident when a Serbian Orthodox monastery was vandalized with graffiti.
Tuesday 14.10.2014 | 11:22 | Source: B92 | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Visoki Dečani monastery's Archdeacon Sava Janjić has rejected claims that the threatening graffiti on the monastery facilities was the work of "several minors."
Tuesday 14.10.2014 | 09:42 | Source: Tanjug, Večernje novosti | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Marko Đurić has said that fundamentalist Islamic state ideology "has penetrated deep into the pores of society in this region as well."
Monday 13.10.2014 | 16:13 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić met with German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt in Belgrade on Monday.