Serbian President Boris Tadic said today (November 23, 2010) he believes the richest people in Serbia should think about a way in which they would give part of their wealth away to the state and citizens, according to the b92 website.
"If that applies to the United States and European Union, it also applies to Serbia," Tadic said in his response to a statement by businessman Milan Beko.
Tadic also called on the government to think about introducing new taxes in order to make sure that the rich carry the burden of the crisis as well.
The Serbian president said that those who had acquired major capital during the 1990s should now demonstrate the same responsibility that rich people in the world demonstrate.
During his visit on November 22 to the Raska District, Tadic said he had requested the Serbian government to find a possibility to have the richest people in Serbia carry the burden of the economic crisis, and to have part of their riches included in creating new opportunities for citizens by opening new jobs and for the education and health systems.