Nation support for status quo in Kosovo worries Vucic
Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic told the state RTS television late on Monday he had “never been more worried” with opinion polls showing the citizens supported the status quo in Kosovo which, as he put it, “is an impossible situation.”
In an interview with the RTS, Vucic said that no one wanted the status quo, “not in Europe, not in the world, not among the Albanians who make up to 91-92 percent of Kosovo’s >> Pročitaj celu vest na sajtu N1 televizija << population with already recognised statehood by the West.”
Vucic added he understood what the nation’s message was, but said that did not influence his moves, saying he followed "what I see and know,” since "I see better because of the position I hold."
Vucic said that nation’s support for joining the European Union “was never that low,” and the reason was that “they (the Europeans) are not righteous to us.”
But, he added, “we have to fight to remain on the EU path.”
Vucic said he had hard talks with “some people in Europe,” and that they had many suggestions but not for Pristina to annul the import tariffs.”
Kosovo raised import taxes on goods from Serbia to 100 percent.
He said that “the US was both Albanian mother and father, while England, France and Germany were their aunts.”
"We are fighting; we have support from Russia, China and a few more countries. But, is that enough? Our position is difficult; we are trying to stay on this chess board and hope for a draw,” Vucic said.