People's Party president Vuk Jeremic has said that "history hasn't ended in Serbia" and that in the Balkans "nothing is forgotten nor forgiven," as well as that many in Europe "take it for granted" that there will be eternal peace in the Old Continent, even though history teaches us the opposite - that it never ends.
"The Balkans are still important even though the world's biggest superpowers, the U.S. and China, are now primarily focusing on Asia and the Pacific. The Balkans are among the rare parts of the world in which they are present at the same time and which is interesting to all of the powers in the northern hemisphere, global and regional, including the EU, the U.S., Russia, Turkey and China," Jeremic said at a lecture on the Balkans which was part of an Aspen Mastermind forum, the People's Party announced on March 18.
Jeremic said that Serbia was ruled by people who could not be called democrats and that they were setting up "a hybrid regime," and that regimes of this kind had only one goal - to stay in power for as long as possible. "There is no democracy or free exchange of thoughts then, and history teaches us that, at least in Europe, without democracy there is no sustainable economic progress. Democracy regresses the easiest in states in which it is not deeply institutionally rooted," Jeremic said.