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07 Aug 2018 description

Novi Sad, 7 Aug 2018 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic stated today in Novi Sad that a total of 615 housing solutions for refugees will be provided in the territory of the city, within the framework of the Regional Housing Programme.

Dacic emphasized this at the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the construction of 276 apartments for refugee families from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia within the fifth subproject of the Regional Housing Project in Serbia totaling 19,877.30 square metres and a value of about €6.4 million.

08 Feb 2018 description

Belgrade, 8 Feb 2018 – Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Zoran Djordjevic stated that the Ministry, as the coordinator of the "MADAD 2" project, will act responsibly and in accordance with all applicable international standards and European standards, values of humanity and solidarity.

17 Mar 2017 description

Sremska Mitrovica, 17 March 2017 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic said that today began construction of 40 apartments for refugees in Sremska Mitrovica, under the second sub-project of the regional housing project of the Republic of Serbia.

The second sub-project envisages the purchase of 250 village houses, construction of 200 apartments, construction of 120 prefabricated houses and allocation of 330 packages of construction material – a total of 900 housing solutions, the First Deputy Prime Minister said.

16 Jul 2016 description

Belgrade, 15 July 2016 – Minister for Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin met today with Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport to discuss the current situation in the country in connection with the migration crisis.

They also discussed the improvement of the position of migrants in detention centers, as well as the situation on the Serbian border crossings.

25 Feb 2016 description

Belgrade/Vienna, 24 Feb 2016 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said today in Vienna that Serbia will not be in a position to allow the migrants, whose influx has been permanent, remain and stay longer in our territory, if the countries upstream along the route block their passage and the final destination countries deny them reception.

The government’s website brings Dacic’s speech in a meeting titled “Managing Migration Together” that Austria's interior and foreign ministries organised today in Vienna:

18 Feb 2016 description

Belgrade - Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic said that Serbia will not become a "collective centre" for migrants, as it was clear that those not allowed into the European Union could also not stay in Serbia.

Stefanovic said in a statement that that the EU countries, especially Germany and Austria, followed by Slovenia and Croatia, have passed certain rules and are not receiving economic migrants.

16 Jan 2016 description

Belgrade, 15 Jan 2016 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic requested from the EU today to establish a unique policy towards migrants which Serbia will follow and implement, as a loyal partner.

Speaking at a joint press conference with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stlylianides, Vucic said that it would be very bad if the EU does not define a single policy in this matter and if every country applies one-sided, unilateral measures.

17 Dec 2015 description

Belgrade, 17 Dec 2015 – Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin met yesterday with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Serbia Lee Do-Hoon, who announced that his country has decided to donate to Serbia aid worth $1 million.

Do-Hoon explained that half of the funds is intended for direct budget support, and the other half for the UNHCR.

According to Do-Hoon, the funds will be used to improve border control, support refugee camps and medical assistance to migrants.

01 Oct 2015 description

Belgrade, 30 Sept 2015 – Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic said that more than 200,000 migrants have entered Serbia since the beginning of the year, of whom 180,000 have been registered.

Stefanovic said that early today more than 600 people have entered our country and they have been sent to reception centres.

Since the beginning of the year more than 540 people have expressed the intention to start a procedure for asylum in Serbia.

23 Sep 2015 description

Belgrade, 22 Sept 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said tonight that talks with Croatian officials will continue and that if no agreement is reached on migrants and blockade of traffic, Serbia will defend its interest.

After the meeting of the Office for Coordination of All Security Services and the Serbian government session following the migrant crisis and the Croatian unilateral decision to close the border with Serbia, Vucic told a press conference that the government decided to continue talks with Croatia.

22 Sep 2015 description

Vulin, who is also Head of the Working group for solving the problem of mixed migration flows in Serbia, said after a meeting with European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides that he requested from the European Commissioner the assistance from EU civil protection funds in order to be able to provide care to migrants and that he heard in the European Commission the words of praise for Serbia’s treatment of refugees.