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Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) criticized Brussels agreement

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    http://inserbia.info/news/2013/04/serbian-orthodox-church-spc-criticized-brussels-agreement/ Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013 News | By M. Stoiljkovic Serbian
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      Published On: Mon, Apr 22nd, 2013
      News | By M. Stoiljkovic

      Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) criticized Brussels agreement

      BELGRADE – The Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) believes
      that the initial agreement proposal between Belgrade and Pristina in
      Brussels constitutes ‘an indirect and silent but still practical’
      recognition of the government system in Kosovo-Metohija which is
      independent of Serbia’s government structures, and warns that the price
      of Serbia’s potential EU membership would be the formal recognition of
      an independent Kosovo.

      There is no doubt that after such a prohibitive price for the fabled
      date of accession talks with an unknown number of new conditions and
      uncertain outcome, the price of EU accession itself would probably be
      embodied in the formal recognition of an independent Kosovo by Serbia
      and its obligation not to interrupt Kosovo’s path to UN membership, the
      Synod said in a release.

      The Synod recalled that the initial agreement proposal between Belgrade
      and Pristina was signed by Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic and the
      Kosovo prime minister, ‘an individual wanted by the Interpol’.

      The Synod noted that this undeniably seems as a complete withdrawal of
      Serbia’s institutions from the territory of its southern province and
      setting up limited autonomy of the Serb community in the area to the
      north of the Ibar Bridge in Kosovska Mitrovica within Taci’s establishment.

      SPC believes that the situation is further aggravated by the fact that
      the Serbian government agreed to an uninterrupted European integration
      process for Taci’s Kosovo, and underscored that the agreement does not
      refer to Metohija which has a strong Orthodox and Serb note to it, and
      there is no mention of Serbia in the context either.

      This is more of a simple surrender or some sort of a bargain with the
      most important territory in spiritual and historical terms which has
      belong to Serbia for centuries, SPC said and added that this move was
      designed by major masterminds to mark the 100th anniversary of the
      liberation of the old Serbia from the Ottoman Empire after five
      centuries of slavery.

      SPC believes that even a partition of the territory would make a fairer
      and more sustainable solution compared to the agreement (reached in
      Brussels), the SPC Synod said and asked about the reasons behind the
      visit of Serbia’s high delegation to Moscow several days ago if it was
      already willing to accept the maximum possibilities which was below the
      minimum of the desired.

      The Synod called on Serbian MPs and the president to determine and
      reconsider their moral and historical responsibility before God, the
      history of Serbia and their own conscience when deciding whether to
      grant or deny the consent of the Republic of Serbia to such an agreement
      proposal.

      SPC also called on Serbs not to recognise the tyranny of force and
      injustice and to view Kosovo-Metohija as their country for all times
      while at the same time regarding it as the land of the ethnic Albanians
      who have been living there together with Serbia for centuries.
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