Former president of Montenegro, Mr Filip Vujanović, said that Serbs in Montenegro “aren’t endangered, not by any means”.
In “Živa istina”, TV show, Mr Vujanović said that all this “big deal” over the position of Serbs in Montenegro was unreal.
“It’s a pure social demagogy. I think if Serbian parties entered the Government would be a way to go”, said Mr Vujanović.
When asked if it was true that a great part of the property has passed into the ownership of Serbian Orthodox Church while he was the head of the Government, Mr Vujanović said:
“Honestly, I don’t know. I think those entries made on the basis of invalid documentation have no legal importance. What is entered into cadastral registers has no value if it isn’t corroborated by evidence. However, I didn’t deal with that”, said Mr Vujanović.
He reiterated that executive power hadn’t dealt with that. He found out about that from the media.
“At the time, cadastre didn’t serve as proof of property. Cadastral sheet was one of the evidence sheets of real estate, with no particular importance. I don’t think it has any importance now”, said Mr Vujanović.
Former president of Montenegro thinks that the opinion produced by the Venice Commission regarding the Law on Freedom of Religion is very important. He believes that it was a wise decision when Mr Marković decided to include Metropolitanate in the process.
“There’s no doubt that all churches and monasteries will be state-owned and it’s not Montenegro’s decision. Nothing changes. Orthodox Metropolitanate and its clergy and the Metropolitan will still be here, nobody’s going to take away churches and monasteries. They will be in the ownership of the country. I don’t see why so much tension has been created over this matter”, said Mr Vujanović.
Mr Vujanović talked about the way Mr Javier Solana, Mr Vojislav Koštunica and Mr Zoran Đinđić had behaved in the lead up to and in the wake of signing Belgrade Agreement and many other themes.