Wednesday, 5 December 2007

MEMBERS OF THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TALK TO GERMAN PARLIAMENTARIANS

A delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, headed by the Chairman, Dr Dragoljub Micunovic, met today at the National Assembly House with the members of the German Bundestag, Jürgen Trittin and Marieluise Beck.



A delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, headed by the Chairman, Dr Dragoljub Micunovic, met today at the National Assembly House with the members of the German Bundestag, Jürgen Trittin and Marieluise Beck.

The German Parliamentarians were interested in the current political situation in Serbia and its official positions at the end of the negotiation process on the status of Kosovo and Metohia, that is Serbia’s future expectations of the European Union.

Chairman Micunovic pointed out that the negotiating trio did not come up with a clear proposal on the final status of Kosovo and Metohia, because it did not receive such a mandate from the EU at all, but at the same time the Serbian negotiating side still offered several possible models for finding a solution, for which she received no answers during the talks. Elaborating the reasons why the secession of a part of its territory and formation of an independent country is unaccaptable for Serbia, Micunovic stated that it is not merely a territorial issue, but first of all an issue of abiding by interantional law. He stressed that Serbia refuses to be the only country a part of whose territory can be taken away. Micunovic said that a permanent sustainable solution must be found for Kosovo and Metohia, one that will reside on the compromise of the two sides, because otherwise, an imposition of a solution, even by the greatest authority, will seriously endanger the security in the region.

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee asked why the European Union, while strengthening integration processes within itself and striving to eradicate state borders, supports disintegration processes in Serbia and the formation of a new country. He added that such political pragmatism and the haste to show understanding for Kosovo Albanians are incomprehensible.

Micunovic emphasised that Serbia is unequivocally in favour of European integrations and improvement of democratic standards, but that by supporting the independence of Kosovo, Europe does a disservice to the democratic powers and public opinion in Serbia. It is his belief that all parliamentary groups at the National Assembly are of the opinion that any unilateral and hasty move concerning the solution of the status of Kosovo and Metohia is dangerous.

When asked what will Serbia do in the case of a unilateral declaration of Kosovo independence, members of the Serbian delegation Suzana Grubjesic, Bojana Aleksic and Amjad Migati expressed their belief that Kosovo Albanians will certainly not do it on their own unless they receive a clear signal for it from USA and the key European countries. They expressed their opinion that the debate on the future status of Kosovo and Metohia should be continued at the United Nations, until a mutually acceptable and permanent solution of this issue could be found.



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thursday, 23 january
  • 9.30 - sitting of the Committee on Constitutional and Legislative Issues (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 10.00 - continuation of the 19th Extraordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, 11th Legislature (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square)

  • 11.00 - sitting of the Committee on Finance, State Budget and Control of Public Spending (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 14.00 - press conference of MP Bosko Obradovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 14.00 - sitting of the Foreign Affairs Committee (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, hall 2)

  • 14.15 - press conference of MP Miroslav Aleksic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 15.00 - press conference of MP Nedjo Jovanovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

  • 15.50 - press conference of MP Aleksandar Markovic (National Assembly House, 13 Nikola Pasic Square, Central Hall)

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