BELGRADE – For years, Croatia has been obstructing discussions on open bilateral issues, and Zagreb wants them to be raised to political level, says Ivica Dacic, foreign minister in Serbia’s caretaker government.

Commissions that were supposed to discuss problems between the two countries were set up several years ago, but they are not working, Dacic told the Danas daily.

Croatia is obstructing the discussions with the argumentation that the problems cannot be solved by commissions, but that the discussions must be raised to political level, Dacic said.

Asked if this has been done and whether the state secretaries at the two foreign ministries or the deputy foreign ministers have met since, Dacic said that they have not, adding that they will not do so for the time being.