Jeremic and Djilas meet with European officials in Brussels

The founders of the Alliance for Serbia, Dragan Djilas and Vuk Jeremić, met in Brussels today with the representatives of the European Commission, with whom they discussed the political turmoil in Serbia and the demands of citizens who are protesting throughout the country every week. 

Speaking to European officials, Djilas said that “the opposition bloc has agreed to no longer participate in the work of institutions which do not adhere to democratic principles” and added that normality can only be established through having completely fair elections at all levels.

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Djilas and Jeremic told the chairman of the European Parliament (EP) delegation for relations with Serbia, Eduard Kukan that there would not be legitimate elections until the conditions, harmonized with the European standards, were not met. 

“Serbia is no longer a free country, and Aleksandar Vucic’s regime constitutes an open violation of the Constitution and laws, as well as the unprecedented abuse of state institutions. It has lost its democratic legitimacy,” Jeremic, the president of the People’s Party, said. 

Djilas and Jeremic appealed to European officials to launch a structured dialogue with the representatives of civil protests in order to gain a full insight into the political and social situation in the country.

The European Parliament confirmed that the talks with the opposition will continue during the Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee, David McAllister’s visit to Belgrade at the end of the month. 

People in Serbia have been protesting in over 50 different places for weeks with the major demand for President Aleksandar Vucic’s resignation. 

In reaction to rallies, Vucic launched a campaign called “For the Future of Serbia” on Thursday, visiting the country’s south.

(Danas, 07.08.2019)


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