The Serbian Dveri movement's leader, Bosko Obradovic, said on Aug. 27 that a dialogue between the authorities and part of the opposition in Serbia had reached a deadlock because the negotiators were waiting for a draft working document from the European Parliament (EP), expected by the end of August.
Obradovic told BETA that this could be the reason why the final meeting at the Parliament of Serbia had been delayed, as the government probably wanted to see the EP paper first, and then respond to opposition demands in the segment of the dialogue that did not involve foreign representatives.
"The authorities are unlikely to accept the idea that different election levels should be separated, and that the leading name on tickets should not be someone running for Parliament or a local legislature. These are issues that they refuse to discuss. The opposition should by all means keep insisting on that, in both segments of the dialogue," the Dveri leader said, adding that the government is now "stuck on two tracks," and that, "At this point it appears as if it doesn't know what to do next."
According to Obradovic, what is crucial for the opposition is "the liberation of the media, public services and television stations broadcasting nationwide in particular for voices critical of the government, different opinions and the voice of the opposition."