Last quote by Boris Tadic
Boris Tadic quotes
I bring a message of peace for Serbs and Albanians, for everyone who lives in Kosovo, in our Serbia.
Serbia will never recognise the independence of Kosovo, either directly or indirectly, and we will continue in the diplomatic, legal and peaceful defence of our integrity.
The Serbian government supports illegal structures that exploit our Serb citizens but never deliver appropriate assistance or any solutions to their problems.
It is obvious to everyone that 13 months after the illegal, unilateral declaration of independence Kosovo is no state. The protection of human rights is minimal, demonstrated by the fact that the number of Kosovo Serbs and other non-Albanians returning to the province is small.
Co-operation with the Hague tribunal is a fact we cannot avoid if we want to raise Serbia's credibility. We have to arrest all those indicted by the Hague tribunal. It's our obligation.
This is a great victory, but it is not the end. We must form a government immediately. I want to send out this message: Serbia wants to be in the European Union, but we will always peacefully defend the territorial integrity of our country.
The precedent that would be established should Serbia be partitioned against its will, which is what the imposed independence of Kosovo is in truth, could in turn result in the escalation of many existing conflicts, the re-activation of a number of frozen conflicts and the instigation of who knows how many new conflicts.
It's very important that Serbia stands united and that we all together continue to work on improving the standard of living of our citizens.
It's a victory for Serbia, a victory for democracy in Serbia, and I think we have shown Europe there is true Serbian democracy.
There will be no more blackmails and humiliation. Russia is a much closer partner to Serbia. Our path to Russia is open. If the EU wants to open up its doors and no longer impose obstacles, we will be glad to join the EU.
I am sure that at the end of the day, Serbia will chose the European path because of the future of this country and especially the young generations. I am very optimistic in terms of the final results of these elections.
Nobody has the right to destabilise Serbia and the Balkans by hasty and unilateral decisions which would have unforeseeable consequences for other regions, fraught with problems of ethnic separatism as well.
I really believe that all inductees have to go to The Hague tribunal. This is priority number one for the next democratic government.
We have a strong majority. If we have a strong decision, if we are sharing values, our goals, we are going to achieve that.
I'm expecting that these elections are going to show the right of Serbia's people for European direction.
In the next few years we are going to have new circumstances, a new climate in the European Union. I truly believe that in the next four years we'll have a better situation in terms of enlargement. Until this period, fortunately, we have to create reforms in Serbia.
On the other hand, Serbia has the right to fight for its interests there.