Statement by Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, on the elections in Serbia
End production: 13/05/2008 First transmission: 13/05/2008
Reacting to the Serbian elections, Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, welcomed the results that showed a majority of Serbs voting for closer ties with the EU. He called the Serbian authorities to form a government without delay. In elections Sunday, Serbian President Boris Tadic's Coalition for a European Serbia emerged as the largest bloc in the new Parliament. But it still lacks a majority in the 250-seat legislature.
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||Exterior view of the Council building
||Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, (in ENGLISH) saying that he was very pleased to see the manner in which the elections have been done, the results of the elections, the participation and the normality of the elections in a very difficult moment for the Serbian people;
saying that he hopes very much that with these results there will be a coalition that will mobilise the resources and the potential of the country in the direction towards the EU; the majority of the people in these two consecutive elections have shown that they want to get closer to the EU; the EU will be happy to keep working with them in that direction
||Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) saying that what they have to say at this point of time is that they have to work for a coalition; they would like very much the coalition to be stable because it is better to have a coalition with a stable government in order to move as fast as possible the development of the SAA; a government of course that will comply with the requirements of the international community