Text of report in English by Croatian news agency HINA
Belgrade, 5 June: Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica on Sunday [5 June] at the election assembly of his Democratic Party of Serbia (DSS), which is expected to re-elect him, advocated that Kosovo be preserved as part of Serbia and said that this was a condition for a democratic Serbia.
There can be no democratic Serbia without Kosovo-Metohija, Kostunica said, and added that that his party's objectives were also accelerated path to the European Union and the survival of the state unity with Montenegro.
"The DSS sees only one objective and that is a democratic Serbia with Kosovo-Metohija in the state unity with Montenegro on an accelerated path to the EU, with the rule of law and free of crime and corruption, economically strong and stable and accepted by all national communities as their country," Kostunica said at the election assembly.
Source: HINA news agency, Zagreb, in English 1646 gmt 5 Jun 05