The Serbian speaker, Ivica Dacic, said on April 10 that he had received a letter from two EU lawmakers, Tanja Fajon and Vladimir Bilcik, and that the initial plan was to start talks expected to improve the election process on April 19.
Dacic said in an interview with the Pink TV station that the letter arrived on April 9, and that the Brussels officials "will have online and face-to-face talks with Serbian parliamentary groups" from April 19 to April 22, and that the two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) would hold talks with political parties outside the Parliament after that.
"A tentative date for my talks with them is May 7," the speaker said, adding that "the views of relevant stakeholders" would be presented to him then.
Dacic reiterated that some parties did not want to take part in a EU-mediated dialogue at all, but that he would invite them to share their views any way. The Serbian speaker said that threats by some opposition parties to organize protests if the existing electoral conditions were not changed "is a relict of the vocabulary of the past, as there is no social awareness" to support that type of protest.