Saturday, June 19, 2010

Difference of opinions on NATO won’t hurt coalition”

19 June 2010 | 11:58 | Source: Večernje novosti
BELGRADE -- Daily Večernje novosti states that the ruling coalition is sure that differences in opinion regarding NATO will not cause a rift in the coalition.

(Tanjug archive)
(Tanjug archive)

The state policy regarding Serbia’s military neutrality is not expected to change, despite the initiative of G17 Plus and SPO for reevaluating the situation.

While coalition members DS and SPS support remaining militarily neutral, G17 Plus and SPO believe that it would be better for Serbia to join the most power military alliance in the world, NATO.

Serbian Renewal Movement (SPO) leader Vuk Drašković said that he does not believe that there will be new talks on Kosovo’s status after the opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of Kosovo’s unilaterally proclaimed independence is given, even though the leading parties and officials of the ruling coalition are hoping for that.

Ruling coalition officials stated that it is normal to have differences in opinion within the coalition, and that they would not lead to problems.

“We are just stating that military neutrality was proclaimed with one paragraph in the parliamentary resolution on Kosovo and that we did not ask of any country to recognize that neutrality. Euro-Atlantic integrations are essentially connected and Serbia needs to ask for a place in both the EU and NATO. Of course, the citizens would decide on it by way of a referendum,” sources from SPO told the daily.

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