Tadic: Plan of creating Greater Albania is political reality
17. June 2011. | 09:33 10:14
Serbian President Boris Tadic believes that the plan of creating a greater Albania is a political reality, adding that Serbia must be prepared for any scenario when it comes to the solving of the Kosovo issue.
"I am against the creation of large national states in the Balkans, as it produces far-reaching consequences, but even in those circumstances, Serbia has a solution if anyone in the international community is still inclined towards the creation of a greater Albania," Tadic stated Wednesday evening in a show on the Radio and Television of Serbia.
Tadic pointed out that Serbia must find a way to realize its interests in partnership with world powers and neighbors, and resolve the conflict for once and for all, noting, however, that a solution needs to be found which would not turn the Balkans into a ticking bomb once again.
"Serbia has no interest in freezing the problem, but rather in resolving it, and I believe that a solution can be found," Tadic stressed.
"If we approach these issues in a traditional way by anchoring ourselves in our positions, we will be held responsible by the future generations, as we are creating a possibility for the conflict to burst out again," Tadic explained, adding that, although he does not wish to comment on any of the possible solutions, a partition of Kosovo is also a legitimate approach.
Tadic, however, believes that a change of borders is a factor of instability, recalling that Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence was also an attempt to change borders.
As he stressed, Serbia has no secret policy and wishes to resolve the problem before joining the EU, as it is aware that no one wishes to bring another frozen conflict into the EU.
Serbia wants to be a stability factor in the region and Europe, rather than a hegemonist, even though, for political reasons, some neighbors wish to present it that way, Tadic said.