Dačić: EU deaf and dumb when it comes to anti-Serbian politics

Commenting on the response that the Serbian PM got from the European Commission, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić said that the European Union was still keeping its head in the sand.

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker sent a reply to the letter written by Aleksandar Vučić in which the Serbian PM warned about the anti-Serbian politics in Croatia and generally in the region.

“Juncker failed to provide a concrete reply to any of the questions that Vučić asked, he did not comment on the rehabilitation of the Fascist regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), or releasing the war criminals from the last war, or erecting a monument in honour of the Ustasha terrorist Barešić, or the insults hurled at the Serbian state”, Dačić said in his press release.

Dačić added that Juncker even failed to mention “what we did not do”.

“I have already said that the EU is playing deaf and dumb when it comes to the anti-Serbian policy. However, it is always willing to scold Serbia when they don’t like something in our country. This should stop. We did not ask you about the world peace but about the anti-Serbian policy exercised by of one of your members which is jeopardizing the peace and stability in the region. Truth be told, I did not expect anything, therefore I am not disappointed. Today, even children don’t believe in fairytales any more. Just like I said yesterday, the EU is, like the Tibetan monks, all philosophical about this “pitiful” problem called anti-Serbian politics,” Dačić concluded.

Serbian Deputy PM, Nebojša Stefanović commented on the Brussels’ reply to Aleksandar Vučić’s letter and said that it would have been better if the EU had never replied at all.

The Spokeswoman of the European Commission, Maja Kocijančič confirmed that the EC’s President Jean-Claude Juncker replied to the Serbian PM’s letter and  voiced his concern about the latest developments in the relations between Serbia and Croatia.

He also invited the parties to return to constructive, bilateral engagement.

Kocijančič went on to say that Juncker stated in the letter that good neighbourly relations, regional cooperation and reconciliation were the fundamental principles that all countries that aspire to become the EU members should respect, as should all the EU members from the region.

(B92, 31.08.2016)

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