“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told a press conference in Belgrade on Tuesday that there is no easy and painless solution to the Kosovo problem.

He stressed that ‘one of the key issues is to solve the issue of KiM (Kosovo and Metohija), for the sake of the future of Serbia.’

Vucic said that since signing the Brussels agreement, Serbia had done its best to be a reliable partner not only to the Albanians, but also to the international community.

‘The Albanians – either with EU’s tacit consent or without its clear opposition – did not meet their only obligation (from the Brussels agreement), which is the establishment of the Community of Serb Municipalities (ZSO),’ Vucic said.

He added that Serbia ‘insisted on (the formation of) the ZSO.’

‘I’ll reveal one more thing to you. Namely, according to the Brussels agreement, the ZSO proposes the regional police commander for the North. The ZSO proposes four candidates, of which Pristina chooses one. We cannot achieve this today because there is no ZSO, so Pristina appoints the regional police chief for us,’ Vucic said.  (B92)