BELGRADE – A return to the past and conflicts would be a disaster for Serbia, says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, adding that he does not want to be the head of a government that would have to collaborate with protagonists of instability in the region.
Extremism is growing in all Western Balkan countries, and that is no good news, Vucic said on a B92 talk show Monday.
Extremist views also exist in Europe, and some governments adopt parts of the policies promoted by extremist groups in order to protect themselves from pressure, he said.
“I do not want to make compromises with such ideas. That is a policy that would cost Serbia dearest,” Vucic said.
Vucic said that it is his job as prime minister to care about the present and the future and that he is not interested in being prime minister in the future if that means collaborating with protagonists of instability in the region.
“We fought for a long time to make Serbia the anchor of stability in the region, we have boosted the country’s international reputation. We cannot let that be destroyed overnight,” he said, expressing satisfaction with the fact that the Fiscal Council praised the government on Monday for its economic successes.