Vucic crossed a line by praising Miloshevic in Kosovo. EU and Thaci react

10/09/2018 21:29

One day ago, the Serbian president, Alexandar Vucic, during his visit in Kosovo, said that the former Serbian president, Slobodan Miloshevic, (who died in Hague, imprisoned for war crimes), was a great leader.

The sublimation of Miloshevic’s figure was not welcome in Kosovo or the international arena. Vucic said that Miloshevic had good intentions, but bad results.

The President of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci, said that this comment about the “butcher of Balkan” was senseless, and that Vucic’s talks about an agreement with Albanians doesn’t go in the same line with this statement about the man who is responsible for genocide in Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia.

The EU made it clear that the normalization of good neighboring relations is possible if policies of the past, which brought much suffering to Western Balkan, are left behind.

The spokesperson for the EU representative for Foreign Policy, Maja Kocijancic, said this Monday that “no space for ambiguity or praise to the politics and actions of Miloshevic should be left”, adding that the verdicts of domestic and international courts are more than clear in this case.

“Reconciliation, normalisation and good neighbourly relations will be possible only when the politics of past are overcome and abandoned”, she concluded.


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