“As the president of Serbia I have rarely reacted on media attacks against the country I lead, because I have always, it seems to me, understood well that each different opinion and criticism serve for changing things quickly in our country, for improving ourselves, and for providing normal functioning and full respect for democratic norms and laws.
But, I will try – without any passion – to make a rational and decent response to what was written in an opinion piece full of accusations against Serbia in EUobserver on 2 November.
1. It is a complete falsehood that [the] media network became a subject of a disruptive state monopoly – on the contrary, we created a strategy, and – after so many years of so many reforms – we were the first government which, to the greatest extent, renounced its own involvement in media.
You mention the Tanjug case, the very same agency for which those same independent journalists published an obituary in their newspapers, on the day it was closed regarding the termination of operation of that state agency.” (full letter at EU Observer)