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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said he would not run for a new presidential term if he spoke on the issue today.
Vucic also said in a New Year's interview with Blic that he believed he would remain in that position.
“I used up a lot of energy, I worked hard and worked, I didn't have Saturdays and Sundays, I don't have a break, I don't live a normal life and a person starts missing all that. The investment plan we presented, I worked for three days, until 1.45 am with Ana Brnabic and Sinisa Mali. I am so dedicated to it. I think the results are visible but you sacrifice your private life, condemn yourself to it, “Vucic said.
Vucic on appeal: Serbia is always guilty of everything
Aleksandar Vucic estimated today that the appeal of one hundred intellectuals from the former Yugoslavia condemning Serbia's pressure on Montenegro over the Law on Freedom of Religion has nothing to do with Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic but with the position that Serbia is always guilty of everything.
Visiting Serbian Radio and Television, Vucic said that Belgrade has no blame for current developments in Montenegro because it did not in any way participate in the adoption of the disputed law, but merely expressed concern for the position of Serbs and the Serbian Orthodox Church in that country.
“It is important for things to calm down and not for tensions to rise. We are brothers and there should never be a conflict. I want to not pour oil on the fire and not ruin relations with Montenegro,” the Serbian president said.
Asked how Belgrade would protect the rights of Serbs in Montenegro, Vucic said that “the hands are quite tied because there is no more state union”.
“Montenegro became an independent state in 2006, I'm sure it would have been a different result in a referendum if it had only been in power then. I would have fought with all my heart for the survival of the state union. If there were people then who would have campaigned seriously. Milo Djukanovic would not even get 50 let alone 60% of the votes, “Vucic said.
He announced that he will discuss with the Patriarch Irinej tomorrow the position of the SOC in Montenegro and the possible formation of commissions that will legally raise the issue before various international organizations.
Vucic visited a family of nine with Lacharka
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic today visited the Djuric family, who has nine children, in the village of Lacarak in Vojvodina.
He talked to his mother and children and handed out the packages to the children.
The president asked that all options be given to helping the family, given that it was a single mother supporting a large family.
According to him, there are not many such families in Serbia and he will try to visit each one.
Asked if the state's birth control measures are delivering results, Vucic said there were certain results, but those things were not always about money.
Vucic said that the fewest children are born in the richest parts, such as the Belgrade municipalities of Stari grad and Vracar, but that in the poorer parts it is possible to achieve something by these measures, at least in two generations.
Vucic: Salaries in January are 515 euros
Aleksandar Vucic said today that the average wages in Serbia by 2025 will surely be 900 euros or more, as he expects Serbia to have economic growth of more than five or five percent.
Visiting RTS, Vucic emphasized that upon coming to power, he found Serbia on the brink of collapse with a salary of 330 euros, and now the average salary is 510 euros, while the “right situation” will be seen only in January and February, when see that the salary will “go to 515 euros”.
Vucic said that “we still have higher salaries than one EU country, so that if we joined the EU now, Serbia would not be the poorest.”
Noting that the World Bank estimate that it would take 900 years for Serbia to reach € 900 for 10 years, the Serbian president said that “the government has conservatively counted growth, and that is not the only factor, because after the IMF's departure, wages in GDP can be higher than they are now without compromising financial stability. “
Talking about the so-called “little Schengen”, Vucic said that many assessments had been made and that such an alliance was appropriate for both Serbia and the countries of the region, and hoped that Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina would be part of the alliance.
Commenting on the construction of roads, he said that it seems that the least work is being done in Vojvodina, “but that it is only an illusion since the Belgrade – Subotica – Budapest railway is being built in that part of Serbia” and that he will insist on the construction of a fast railway to Nis.
“Every part of Serbia I love equally, there is no place where I have been, no one knows Serbia as I do not have any man to do any business,” Vucic said.