HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER II CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
MESSAGE JULIAN CALENDAR
Belgrade, 31 December 2008 - His Royal Highness Crown
Prince Alexander II extended the following Christmas and New Yearís message
to the citizens of Serbia who celebrate Christmas according to the Julian
Dear Citizens of Serbia,
We will face very important responsibilities and issues
in the New Year. Even though experts claim that the global economic crisis
didnít effect Serbia that much, our country still needs to develop a well
founded strategy on how are we going to face challenges with financial
issues and resolve our budget deficit. We can do that only if we work very
hard through planning and to increase our manufacturing production. We must
try very strongly to catch the attention of foreign investment, which will
be not be easy because of the crisis with foreign Funds and Banks and we
must try to draw to a close the privatization contracts.
It is very important to firmly continue with European
integration and obligations with the aim for membership as soon as possible
of the European Union. All these issues are vital for the future of Serbia
and all citizens. The need is for the unity is vital for all who take part
in the negotiations. I also call for the unity of all participants on our
political scene when undisputable national interests are at stake. Unity
will give the needed credibility in our own eyes and in the eyes of the
We must strongly contribute to the stability and
development of the region, Europe and the world. Of course, we must do that
so that each and every one of our citizens regardless of religion or ethnic
origin has a better and a nicer life. We must continue to reinforce in
Serbia human rights and democratic principles. We must respect the rule of
law. We must work for a better future and for the future of our youth.
My family joins me in wish you all the best for the New
Year, peace, good health, happiness and success always.
Christ is born!