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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that his country is on its way to the European Union but does not want to join NATO.

Vucic made statements on the second day of the session of the Serbian Assembly, in which the Franco-German plan, supported by the USA and the European Union, was comprehensively discussed to solve the Kosovo issue.

Stating that his country is on the way to the European Union, Vucic said, “Serbia does not want to join NATO. Serbia wants to maintain and strengthen its military neutrality. There is a big difference between European integration and Atlantic integration.” He said.

Vucic stressed that he would never negotiate to stay in power, and said that what he cares about is “Serbia’s survival and progress”.

Vucic expressed his belief that they would deny Kosovo entry to the United Nations, and said he believed they could do so.

Tension in the Serbian parliament

Tensions arose during the session in the Parliament of Serbia, which began on the morning of 2 February and discussed the Kosovo issue and the Franco-German scheme.

While President Aleksandar Vucic took the floor, opposition deputies boycotted the Serbian leader’s speech on the grounds that he had violated procedural rules, chanting “treason” and “we will not give Kosovo”.

While there was tension in Parliament over the Lieutenants’ desire to interfere in the event, there was short-term physical interference between the Lieutenants and the opposition.

Vucic stressed that his country is going through a difficult period, and said: “Serbia will not abandon negotiations, sever relations with the West and impose sanctions on Russia.” I used this phrase.

Franco-German plan

The European Union calls on Kosovo and Serbia to reach a final agreement that can solve the issues between the two countries to make progress in the integration process.

Finally, the two parties negotiate the text known as the “Franco-German Plan”, which is supported by all members of the United States of America and the European Union.

According to the plan, which was leaked to the media, Kosovo should allow the creation of a Federation of Serb Municipalities in municipalities in the country where most Serbs live.

Serbia is required to respect Kosovo’s territorial integrity and allow it to join international organizations.

Serbia considers Kosovo, which unilaterally declared its independence in 2008, to be its territory.

Serbia and Kosovo, which clash periodically, are trying to find a common way to normalize relations, and eventually the two countries get to know each other, within the scope of the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue process that began in 2011 with the mediation of the European Union.


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