Nikolic on Serbian condition for the EU

Nikolic on Serbian condition for the EU

Belgrade, April 19, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Milos Mitrovic

Serbia wants to reform itself in a manner applied by modern European Union states, it wants to fulfill all the preconditions; at the same time Serbia has one precondition for Europe – they should never ask as to recognize the independence of Kosovo and Metohija, Serbian president TomislavNikolic said.

“We will not be a member of any union which would ask us to do so, and I am thankful to all countries that did not recognize the independence of Kosovo and Metohija, and our dear Greece is among them”, Nikolic said in the interview for Corfu TV.

When asked by a reporter whether he likes the Europe whose member state Serbia wants to become, Nikolic replied with another question: “Do you like Europe whose member you are?” He added that “we don’t have better Europe”.

“EU would hardly find a consensus among all its members on our accession, but we take part in negotiations”, Nikolicsaid on Monday, when he became the honorary citizen of Corfu.

Considering the refugees crisis and Greece’s problems in this regard, Serbian President stressed that migrants were not only Greece’s or Turkey’s problem.

“Therefore I wish you to reach the agreement with everyone as soon as possible and this agony to be over”. Nikolic added that he has participated in Brussels in the two meetings on refugees issue and that Greece was not invited in both of them. He stressed he even did not get the answer why it was the case.

In his words, when it became clear that selfishness appeared and that many politicians, faced with the drop of popularity, Europe decided to take part in resolving the refugees issue in a different way.