DNEVNIK, 11 OCTOBER 2005
CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER II KARADJORDJEVIC
LET US SPEAK UNANIMOUSLY ON KOSOVO AND METOHIJA
The solution is a constitutional, parliamentary,
democratic monarchy, in which I would not interfere with politics
“I am not particularly happy with the current situation in the
country and the existing divisions on the eve of dialogue with the
European Union and with important issues lying ahead of us such as
Kosovo and Metohija and the relations with Montenegro. I always stress
that it is necessary for us to work together for a better future for
Serbia and not to work against ourselves. I am sure that the
international community wants to see that Serbia has one voice and one
opinion instead of media reports on a daily basis about different
opinions on each and every issue of state and national interest,” Crown
Prince Alexander II Karadjordjevic told ‘Dnevnik’.
Are you satisfied with your increasing public and social
“I am always ready to help the state. I would like to work more,
that’s normal. When I am abroad, I am on a kind of an ambassadorial
mission and I am very glad to talk to my old and new friends in the
international community about all the advantages of our beautiful
country. I am happy with that mission because what Serbia needs the most
are new investments.”
You mentioned the importance of a unanimous position on Kosmet?
Will you personally take an initiative abroad that the final decision on
the status of the Province would be good for Serbia?
“I’m not involved in that political issue. That is for the government
and our ministers to do. They have to work day and night to secure a
positive solution, acceptable for Serbia. All I want is that all
politicians are united in solving this crucial state issue.
Are you concerned with more and more often conflicts inside the
democratic block, above all between the two biggest parties, Democratic
Party and Democratic Party of Serbia?
“They tend to follow their parties’ interests, but I believe that the
main driving force should be the national interest and national plan.
And a national plan is to solve the issue of Kosovo and Metohija in a
satisfactory way for us. Everybody has to be engaged in implementing the
reforms which we are missing in many segments. And they all have to
understand that we do not have much time, we are already running late.
We just marked the October 5th anniversary but we still do not see the
end of the process of reforms in the country. Every political party has
to work in the interest of the state, in the interest of its European
future and to become a EU member as a big and smart state.”
Do you like the cohabitation between the President and the Prime
Minister of Serbia
“I always stress that I respect President Boris Tadic who is my big
friend as I do have respect for Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica. They
both are very good and honest men. But I think that in the future, after
elections, a prime minister should lead the country. There are some
disputes right now between the offices of the President and Prime
Minister. But that’s democracy. In my opinion, the solution is a
constitutional, parliamentary, democratic monarchy, in which I would not
interfere with politics and where all the power would be in the hands of
the ministers and a prime minister. To be like it is in Japan,
Australia, Holland or Spain.