The Serb community from the region came up with a proposal to abolish the borders between Serbia, Montenegro and the Republika Srpska (autonomy within Bosnia and Herzegovina). The initiative was announced today during a meeting with Serbian President Alexandar Vucic.
The participants of the event showed their approval of the actions of the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia, the recent President of the Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik, who, during a recent interview, symbolically showed that he considers the interstate border on the “Serbian” Drin to be unnecessary.
The gesture of the Serbian politician expectedly displeased official Sarajevo, but did not surprise the Serbs on both sides of this river.
“What Dodik did is supported by the majority of Serbs, and there is nothing scandalous about this,” commented the political analyst from Banja Luka, Voislav Savic.
Shortly thereafter, the day after the celebration of the Day of Republika Srpska on January 9, Milorad Dodik met with Alexandar Vucic. The Serbian President once again reiterated that Belgrade will always be a support for Banja Luka.
In Montenegro, Serb representatives also responded to today’s initiative. It existed even earlier, and now, when it is announced in Belgrade, debates will open on this issue in Podgorica, said the Chairman of the New Serbian Democracy Party (Democratic Front) Andria Mandic.
However, it is obvious that here the opposition and the authorities in the troubled Montenegro will be able to come to a consensus, the Serbian media say.
The proposal to erase the borders between the Serbian lands was voiced against the backdrop of a statement by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama. He announced his intention to remove the borders between the countries where ethnic Albanians live; Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece. The appeal caused alarm in the Balkans, especially in Serbia: Belgrade is concerned about the next step in the implementation of the project of the “great Albania”.