Serbian Interior Minister, Nebojsa Stefanovic said that the government reshuffle would be completed in about a month, adding that he was confident that, after the reshuffle, he would remain in his current position.
“Every minister should always keep in mind that they are not god sent, but that they have to produce results if they wanted to remain ministers. I am not afraid of losing my ministerial position”, Stefanovic told the Kurir daily.
He pointed out that he was not interested in becoming the prime minister and that nobody offered him to become one.
Stefanovic added that it was Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Prime Minister Ana Brnabi that had the final word in the reshuffle. Asked if the Prime Minister gave an ultimatum about resigning if the Minister of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlovic did not step down, Stefanovic replied that the Prime Minister did not communicate in such a way and that she had no problem to express her mind.
Minister Stefanovic also said that no progress had been made in the investigation of the murder o Oliver Ivanovic and that he had serious doubts that the case would not be solved by the investigative bodies in Kosovo.
“Unfortunately, I seriously doubt that they are really interested in this, while EULEX is trying to get out of the investigation all together. I find that strange. They were more than happy to get involved with investigating forged passports, but now they do not want to deal with the murder of one man which had strong influence not only in our southern province, but the wider region”, Stefanovic added.
Asked if he suspected the authorities in Kosovo were hiding the killer, Stefanovic replied that he would refrain from accusing anyone of such a thing, adding that Serbia would do everything in its power to find Ivanovic’s killers.
Oliver Ivanovic was killed on 16th January in front of his party’s offices in northern Kosovska Mitrovica. He was hit by six bullets fired from the Zastava pistol M70A, the investigation has confirmed.
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