BELGRADE – A decision on the implementation of the Belgrade-Pristina agreement on telecommunications is due in the coming period, and it will certainly be a difficult one for Serbia, PM Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday, noting he could not say the country was facing an ultimatum.
“I would not say this is an ultimatum, this is about the discussions we had in Brussels,” Vucic said, commenting on a statement by the head of the government Office for Kosovo-Metohija Marko Djuric, who said earlier in the day Serbia was facing an ultimatum.
It is not a literal ultimatum, but Serbia is constantly facing political conditions that are always related to Kosovo-Metohija, while there are no such conditions for other EU membership candidates, Vucic said.
In such circumstances, we must be aware that “they will not open the (negotiation) chapters for us if we say no,” Vucic said.
Serbia has been faced with a difficult and serious ultimatum when it comes to Kosovo and Metohija – it is asked to renounce the property of Telekom Srbija in the province, said the Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric, adding that Belgrade should decide until Sunday whether it accepts or not the “grotesque draft agreement on telecommunications”.
According to Serbian daily “Kurir”, Djuric told reporters that in his deep conviction the ultimatum is unacceptable, and that he, as both the negotiator and a Serb can not accept Serbia giving up on its property in Kosovo and Metohija, announcing that, if the government, which he unreservedly supports, however decides differently, he will be forced to leave the post of the chief negotiator with Pristina and Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija.