The leader of the opposition People’s Party, Vuk Jeremic, on Dec. 59 said that the main purpose of the regional initiative Mini Schengen was to establish a unique administrative area in the Western Balkans for the reception of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and north Africa, who could be heading toward the EU next year.
“The EU hails the Mini Schengen and the removal of border control in the Western Balkans, because it is in the EU interest. That is why it has been turning a blind eye to the suppression of democracy, and also corruption and organized crime in Serbia as it is more important to the EU to stop the wave of migrants outside its borders,” Jeremic told Channel Centar, according to a release from the People’s Party.
Jeremic also said that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic would not sign an agreement that would facilitate Pristina’s membership in the U.N., because he knew that such a signature would produce a similar effect on him as the signature of the Law on Freedom of Religion had had on Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic, which had cost him power after nearly three decades of sovereign rule in Montenegro.
Jeremic stressed that Vucic would not do it, because if he signed such an agreement, he would be overnight countered by the (Serbian Orthodox) Church and a vast majority of the Serbian people.