Serbia: Preparations for cross-party dialogue are under way, Dacic says

The preparatory phase of the inter-party dialogue is underway, however MEPs are in no hurry as they want to make sure they will have a chance to talk to everyone, said National Assembly Speaker Ivica Davi. He added that after that, a dynamic would be formed in the list of topics and participants.

Stating that the conversation between him and European Parliament Foreign Policy Committee Chairman David McAllister was described as the beginning of the second phase of the dialogue, Dačić said that he had proposed some dates and deadlines for dialogue, from 15 to 19 March. , he explained, MEPs replied that they would have to wait.

During a guest appearance on TV K1, Dacic clarified that MEPs want to hold discussions with both parliamentary and non-parliamentary parties, as well as the Serbian government.

“Each party will present its handicrafts at the preparatory meetings, but my advice is to do everything concrete, to see what is realistic, what can be done to improve the electoral conditions,” Dacic said.

He reiterated that the dialogue is not led by the European Parliament but by the National Assembly, and therefore no one from outside will determine the participants, stressing that there is an impression that it is important for MEPs that only a few parties outside Parliament participate in the process.

Dacic said that so far five or six parties have responded to his call and submitted their proposals to the National Assembly, including minorities, which have some questions about the election.

On the other hand, explaining who the “bad people” in the opposition are, he said he had not received any proposal for the so-called “party boycott”.

“To whom did they send them and what is the use of such political programs?” Maybe they sent them to the representatives of the European Parliament? When I say spoiled children, I compare them to someone who complains to mom and dad, so they should hit someone. “I say this from the point of view that it is an internal political issue of our country and no one should humiliate our institutions,” Dačić argued.

Dacic explained that the humiliation of institutions occurs when someone says they have nothing to say, so political programs are submitted to the European Parliament and then they wait for the European institutions to impose obligations on the Serbian authorities.

In this sense, he believes that not everyone will be satisfied with the dialogue because, as he notes, the expectations of some parties, especially the “opposition boycott”, are based on complaints to European institutions which will then dictate Serbia what needs to be done.

“It will not look like this; “Dialogue means that we sit down to discuss specific issues and not someone who brings from Brussels what they think will help some parties,” Dacic said, stressing that an objective approach was needed.

Regarding the EU report, he said there were significant errors in Vladimír Bilčík’s report, which will be approved by the European Parliament in late March, adding that the Serbian parliament will review the report.

“We will express an opinion on some of the views of the European Parliament. We are a free state, no one will determine what kind of policy we will pursue. “If there are specific objections, we should discuss them,” Dačić said.

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