Ivica Dacic

Serbian, Slovenian FMs says two countries' relations good, economic cooperation on rise

Relations between Slovenia and Serbia are good, the two countries have a number of common interests and their trade, which last year amounted to EUR 1 billion, is on the rise, Slovenian and Serbian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec and Ivica Dacic respectively, said after their talks in Ljubljana on Wednesday.

FM: Croatians won't fall for provocation from Belgrade

The Croatians will not fall for provocation and must stay calm, Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Sunday, adding that a channel for communication with Serbia must stay open, but dialogue cannot obviously be conducted with Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic who accuses Croatia of reviving fascism.

Serbia wants dialogue with Croatia, but can't tolerate rehabilitation of Ustasha ideology

Serbia is open to dialogue with Croatia, but will not applaud the installation of monuments to Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac and rehabilitation of the Ustasha ideology in Croatia, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Sunday.

Stier criticises Dacic over Stepinac, refuses bilateral meeting

Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Saturday strongly criticised his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic's statement that the Blessed Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac was a war criminal, and rejected Dacic's proposal for a bilateral meeting.

Cardinal Stepinac one of Croatia's greatest sons, says Osijek Mayor

Osijek Mayor Ivan Vrkic on Friday said that a bust of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac, unveiled in that city on Thursday, was erected in honour of "one of Croatia's greatest sons, because he did the most for the survival of the Croatian people," adding that he did not wish to enter into a wrangle with Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic who said on Thursday that Stepinac was a "war criminal."

Serbian minister says unveiling of monument to Stepinac "regrettable", calls him war criminal

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that the unveiling of a monument to the Blessed Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek was "regrettable", describing Stepinac as a war criminal and noting that the act was a clear message to Serbs that crimes against them were allowed and were not punished.

Dacic sees Grabar-Kitarovic interview as rude insult against Serbia

Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Thursday criticised Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's interview for the HRT public broadcaster in which she refuted Belgrade's accusations about Ustasha glorification in Croatia.

Lavrov rules out Russia's interference in Serbia's internal affairs

The visiting Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said in Belgrade on Monday that Moscow would not interfere in Serbia's internal affairs and pledged Moscow's commitment to balance in bilateral relations

Dacic says comparison of Serbs in Croatia, Croats in Serbia 'tragicomic'

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described on Thursday as "tragicomic" the argument that the position of Croats in Serbia was worse than the position of Serbs in Croatia, adding that Serbia wanted good relations with Croatia.

Serbian foreign minister says Juncker's reply misses the point

The European Union keeps its head in the sand and the reply by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's letter in which he warns about an anti-Serb policy in Croatia and the region misses the point, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Wednesday evening after Juncker's reply was made public.

Austrian and Serbian officials talk migrant crisis

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said in Vienna on Friday, during a visit by a Serbian delegation headed by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, that his country was grateful for Serbia's contribution in curbing the migrant wave, press agencies have reported.

Dacic: Serbia won't keep silent about rehabilitation of fascism in Croatia

Croatia has the right to choose its own path but it does not have the right to rehabilitate and justify the genocide against Serbs, Jews and Romany in the Ustasha-led Independent State of Croatia (NDH) nor will Serbia refrain from commenting on it, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Monday.

Serbian FM: It's impudent to say Operation Storm was ethically clean

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described in Belgrade on Friday as "sheer impudence" Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic's statement that Operation Storm had been "ethically clean" and that it had "relieved (Serbs) of the heavy centuries-long burden of Greater Serbia projects."

Serbian FM: Glavas's accusations 'culmination of political madness' in Croatia

Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday, after Croatian MP Branimir Glavas called on the Croatian government to respond to messages from "the eastern neighbours", that Glavas's accusations against Serbian leaders were "the culmination of political madness in Croatia".  

Serbian minister rejects ICTY request to amend legislation

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Tuesday rejected a request of the Hague-based International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to immediately amend its legislation regulating cooperation with the ICTY, saying that demands from The Hague were "an attempt to exert pressure on Serbia."

FM: Serbia will warn European, world leaders about Croatia's behaviour

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday that Serbia did not wish to join the European Union if the condition was that it should be like Croatia, which he said "is rehabilitating fascism, Nazism and Ustashism," adding that Serbia would warn European and world leaders about Croatia's positions and policies and that it expected the EU to react.

Dacic says Croatia pathologically obsessed with Serbia

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Thursday that "the behaviour of the outgoing Croatian government has gone beyond the bounds of normality", adding that the Croatian government should focus so that it would not cause damage to relations in the region.

Croatian, Serbian FMs say two countries must turn to future

Serbia and Croatia are prepared to resolve all outstanding issued both bilaterally and within the frameworks of Serbia's EU entry negotiations which Croatia supports and is ready to assist, the two countries' foreign ministers Miro Kovac of Croatia and Ivica Dacic of Serbia said in Subotica on Friday.

Ministers says Croatia and Serbia committed to solving issues

Croatia and Serbia are prepared to resolve all outstanding issues on a bilateral level and within the framework of Serbia's European negotiation process, which Croatia supports and is ready to assist, the foreign ministers of these two countries, Miro Kovac and Ivica Dacic respectively said in Subotica on Friday.

Croatia and Serbia agree to resolve outstanding issues

Serbia and Croatia reached an agreement in Paris to continue resolving bilateral issues, looking for common interests, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said in Belgrade on Thursday.

Serbian minister says EU's decision not to open two policy chapters shameful

Serbia's interim Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic described on Thursday as "shameful and humiliating" the EU's decision not to open policy chapters No. 23 and 24 in Serbia's accession talks, assessing that it was the EU rather than Croatia that blocked Serbia.

Serbia lobbying EU officials to pressure Croatia not to block its EU path

"These European officials are virtually in constant contact with Croatia's Foreign Minister Miro Kovac who has been told that the majority of EU member states do not approve of Zagreb's attempt to thwart Belgrade's European path," 

Dacic: Croatia's statements not contributing to progress in relations

"However, in Croatia, relations with Serbia are obviously being used as an easy mechanism for internal political fighting and such messages from Croatia are certainly not contributing to progress in relations with our neighbours," Dacic said.

Dacic: Croatia cannot prevent Serbia joining EU

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic says that Croatia cannot prevent Serbia joining the European Union, describing threats by Zagreb that it will slow Serbia's EU integration process over the Seselj war crimes case as tragicomic.

Serbia says will protest with EU over Croatia's conduct in Seselj case

Serbian Deputy PM and head of the National Council for Cooperation with the ICTY, Rasim Ljajic, said that Croatian politicians had been "flexing their patriotic muscles" in relations with Serbia for months.

DSHV sees Serbian politicians' claims as threat to ethnic Croats

The Democratic Alliance of the Vojvodina Croats (DSHV) on Saturday refuted claims made by Serbia's officials that it was the DSHV to blame for the fact that ethnic Croats have no representative in Serbia's parliament.

Serbian officials dismiss Croatian minister's claims about Croat minority's rights

"Serbia does meet all international standards regarding minority rights. Our election system clearly defines that the 5% election threshold does not apply to minority slates but rather that minority seats are allocated in line with the so-called natural threshold," 

Serbian FM says two embassy staffers in Libya killed in US air strikes

Two employees of the Serbian Embassy to Libya kidnapped in Sabratha in early November were most probably killed in US air raids on an Islamic State base in that city, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said at an extraordinary press conference on Saturday.

Minister: Two Serbians "probably" killed in US airstrike in Libya

Two Serbian embassy workers who had been kidnapped by extremists in Libya are believed to have died in a US airstrike on an alleged Islamic State training camp in the country, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said Saturday.

Croatian FM meets with Serbian counterpart in Amsterdam

Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac met with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic on the margins of an informal meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Dacic: Serbia to respond to moves by Austria, Slovenia and Croatia in tackling migrant crisis

Serbia will take appropriate measures if Croatia, Slovenia and Austria make unilateral moves in managing the migrant crisis, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said on Tuesday after meeting with his Slovenian counterpart Karl Erjavec.

Croatian defence minister respond to Serbian foreign ministry

"I remind you that Croatia is a member of the European Union and NATO which both advocate permanent peace. Our duty is to lead our country and equip our army the best we can, same as you," Kotromanovic said.

Karamarko: Good relations with Serbia are in Croatia's interest

Karamarko said that the outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic "has fallen out with everyone, which is not good for Croatian interests." He added that cooperation with other countries would now be much better.

Serbian FM: HDZ might be braver than SDP in relations with Serbia

Asked whether in relations with the new government in Croatia, Belgrade would insist on Cyrillic alphabet signs and minority rights in Vukovar, Dacic underscored that he believed that that was a "civilisational achievement."

Dacic: Serbia is absolutely against Kosovo in UN

 We are not in favor of (Kosovo) entering the UN - in any case, we will do all to make sure it does not happen," Dacic told Belgrade-based TV Pink.

Serbian PM, foreign minister satisfied with OSCE Ministerial Council meeting

Expectations ahead of the Belgrade summit that at the event, "after so many deep divisions a spirit of compromise and tolerance will suddenly start to reign", were unrealistic,