Vucic: I believe in legacy, that’s what I would like to see

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has told Politico.eu he was motivated by a "higher purpose than day-to-day politics in pursuing a deal with Kosovo that may be unpopular at home."

18 Februar 2019 18:22

MUNICH/BRUSSELS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has told Politico.eu he was motivated by a "higher purpose than day-to-day politics in pursuing a deal with Kosovo that may be unpopular at home."


A deal has to be done “otherwise we’ll face a catastrophe. I believe in someone’s legacy, that’s what I would like to see,” he said on the margins of the Munich Security Conference.


In an article based on conversations with Vucic, Kosovo President Hasim Taci and PM Ramus Haradinaj and Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, the portal noted Vucic had "made clear he won’t go back to the negotiating table until Kosovo lifts 100 percent tariffs imposed on Serbian goods last November in response to Belgrade’s efforts to block Pristina’s membership of police agency Interpol."


"But if the tariffs are scrapped, he said, he would go 'immediately back to Brussels' to resume dialogue," the article said.


"Informed that Haradinaj, the driving force behind the tariffs, had said they would only be removed once a final deal is reached, Vucic replied: 'I thought that he was irresponsible but not that irresponsible,'" it said.

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