The speaker of the Serbian parliament, Ivica Dacic, said on April 2 that he was ready for inter-party dialog, but that representatives of the European Parliament were asking for two months for what they call a preparation phase, describing such a thing as "absurd."
"I'm not the one to go to with complaints. I offered March 15 as the date for us all to come together, but we didn't because the EP reps started a preparation phase that is going to last two months," Dacic told the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, adding that he was not sure the dialog would even happen in the summer because "their graces" do not work in the summer.
According to him, the EP representatives want to "talk to all parties in the parliament, representatives of the government and representatives of what they call the pro-European opposition."
"And then after that, we would sit down again and see what that would look like. What I'm saying is that this will take a while, and it's in our interest for it to lead to some end as soon as possible, to get some solutions to improve election conditions," Dacic said.