Serbia's former president, Boris Tadic, has told BIRN that reports that he and his former associates were behind the publication of the video of Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic meeting a drugs gangster were an "insinuation"."If someone accuses me directly of the publication of videos, I will press charges against him immediately," he said.On Tuesday, however, Dacic publicly accused Tadic of being
On his second visit to Belgrade since taking over as EU Enlargement Commissioner last autumn, Hahn is meeting President Tomislav Nikolic and Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic among other officials.
Ahead of his visit, Hahn said Serbia and the EU should start accession talks soon, and he was there to help Belgrade finish the reforms it had started.
Ahead of a rally in Belgrade scheduled for Saturday, Bojan Pajtic, the head of the opposition Democratic Party, said the "poor condition" of the country meant snap elections are necessary.
"Between 2000 and 2012, Serbia's debt was by 1.5 billion euros. Under three years of Vucic [Aleksandar Vucic, Prime Minister], the debt has increased by 10 billion," he claimed.
BELGRADE - The biggest problem of Aleksandar Vucic's government is gross incompetence, and the shadow government of the Democratic Party (DS) offers no plan at all and we therefore refuse to join any of the two governments, Social Democratic Party (SDS) leader Boris Tadic has said.
Serbia and NATO: YES OR NO Citizens: We don't want in NATO....but what if we have to?
Official polls show that between 66 and 75 percent of citizens is strongly against Serbia's entering NATO, primarily because of the aggression in 1999.
However, when we asked them is Serbia on the way which leads in NATO, the majority answered "yes".
BELGRADE - Serbia will have to review the possibility of setting up special alliances with the NATO very seriously and perhaps even take into consideration full membership in the military alliance, leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDS) Boris Tadic stated.
BELGRADE - President of the Sociald Democratic Party of Serbia Boris Tadic has said in comment to the 12th anniversary of the assasination of former prime minister Zoran Djindjic that he would like to see the political background of the assassination revealed and all dilemmas surrounding it resolved, but that such a thing will become increasingly difficult to do as years go by.
"Building strong opposition challenge in reforms"
BRUSSELS -- Building a strong opposition is one of the main challenges in reforming Serbia , Social Democratic Party (SDS) party leader Boris Tadic said on Friday.
The reason for this is "major asymmetry between the government and the opposition that constitutes a threat to political stability."