“A permanent Kosovo solution requires agreement from Germany, France, the EU, the US, Turkey, and Russia, President Aleksandar Vucic said in Berlin on Friday.

‘We are ready for a compromise, I told that to Mrs. Merkel, but for that, two sides are needed,’ Vucic said after his meeting with the German chancellor.

He added that in the past, he believed it was easier for Serbs and Albanians to talk to alone.

‘However, a lasting solution also requires agreement from the Germans, the French, the EU, the Americans, Turkey, Russia, while China should also be informed about everything,’ Vucic said.

Asked by a journalist about ‘the price that Serbia is willing to pay when it comes to Kosovo,’ Vucic said that he ‘does not know what that means.’

Stability does not have a price, he continued, while ‘military conflict would set everything back 100 years and more.’

‘I don’t want some future president to be asked the same about Kosovo in Berlin in 30 years’ time,’ Vucic continued. “We better try to solve something, but it does not depend only on us, but on other factors as well.'” (B92)

Two weeks before securing his latest electoral victory, Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, travelled to the northern Serbian town of Subotica to meet his close friend, Aleksandar Vučić, the president of Serbia. Outside the region, few people pay much attention to the bond between these two men. Yet overlooking it would be hazardous. A close look at this duo can reveal a lot about the nexus, in today’s Europe, between political engineering, nationalism, and how demagogues can thrive.

Orbán and Vučić like each other because they have much in common, although one has made the EU an enemy while being part of it, while the other remains outside and aspires to join the club. They’re roughly of the same generation – one that entered politics in the turbulent era of the crumbling of the communist bloc. They both pander to nationalist sentiment, while toeing a fine line trying to preserve a functional relationship with important players within the EU – not least in Germany. And they are strongmen, with little interest indeed for checks and balances, liberal democracy or free media.”(Guardian)

In the biggest playground – Donja Gradina, a small town in the Republic of Srpska, located on the Sava riverbank – across the road from the former concentration camp Jasenovac, Republika Srpska and Serbia marked the Memorial Day for the victims of Ustasha crime – genocide in the concentration camp Jasenovac. It was a death camp under the auspices of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH), which according to many historical sources from other Nazi camps differed according to the bestialities in which the victims ended, including not even saving children.

In addressing the commemoration ceremony in the Lower Gradina Memorial Complex, RS President Milorad Dodik said that the concentration camp Jasenovac was a state project of the NDH, which has never been answered by anyone and which has not yet had its official categorization as a genocide on Serbs, Jews and Roma .” (translated from Politika)