At the invitation of the Myanmar Government, we visited Northern Rakhine today. We went to a number of villages in Maungdaw and Rathedaung districts and met a mixture of local communities.
This initiative by the Government of Myanmar allowed us to show support for the many people of all communities in northern Rakhine who have suffered and still feel great insecurity.
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.
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.
Belgrade, 15 March 2016 – The Serbian government adopted at its session today, at the proposal of the Crisis Response Team, the Decision to abolish the state of emergency in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, which had been declared due to danger from natural disaster - floods.
The government also adopted the Decision on declaration of termination of the natural disaster.
Belgrade, 11 March 2016 – The national Crisis Response Team decided today to deploy more rescue teams at flood-risk areas in order to successfully avert the potential danger.
According to a statement by the Ministry of the Interior, the situation on the ground is being monitored continuously and preventive measures are being implemented in order to facilitate and speed up the actions of all authorities in the protection of lives and safety of all citizens and goods, and in the clean-up of consequences of floods.
Belgrade, 10 March 2016 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic thanked today Director for Western Europe, the Western Balkans and Turkey at the European External Action Service Angelina Eichhorst on the €1.2 million aid of the EU to flood-stricken areas in Serbia.
During the meeting, Vucic and Eichhorst discussed the implementation of the Brussels agreement and pointed out the importance of the regular holding of technical dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina.
Belgrade, 10 March 2016 – At the proposal of the national Crisis Response Team, the Serbian government has declared a state of emergency in the territory of Serbia as a preventive measure that will facilitate and speed up the functioning of all bodies of the Republic of Serbia in the protection of lives and safety of citizens and goods, and in the clean-up of consequences of floods.
The Serbian government will hold daily meetings of the Crisis Response Team, follow the situation on the ground continuously and inform citizens.
Preljina, 7 March 2016 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic visited Preljina today after the news that this town near Cacak has been flooded and a number of people evacuated, and said that the aid will be sent to the damaged households.
Vucic visited the most critical places and announced that the Serbian government will hold an extraordinary session tomorrow and send aid to the most vulnerable areas.
We have to solve this problem quickly and meet the needs of every household, the Prime Minister underlined.
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:
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.
Svilajnac, 28 Jan 2016 – Director of the Office for Public Investments Marko Blagojevic said today in Svilajnac that the EU granted €162 million to Serbia for consequences of the 2014 floods, the construction and improvement of the system of flood protection.
At the opening of the bridge over the river Resava, whose construction was funded by the EU, Blagojevic said that the concrete investments of the Union in dozens of projects throughout Serbia show that Serbia gets help almost as if it is a member of the EU, and that it has resources the EU Solidarity Fund at disposal.
Belgrade, 26 Jan 2016 – Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs Aleksandar Vulin spoke today with Japanese Ambassador to Serbia Juichi Takahara, who expressed satisfaction with the successful cooperation of the two countries and a wish for its improvement in all areas.
Vulin thanked Tahakara for the support Japan has sent Serbia, not only for tackling the current migrant crisis, but also for the clean-up of floods, and in other areas too, particularly in the field of social protection.
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.
Women and men have different vulnerabilities to climate change impacts on food security, agricultural productivity, livelihood, water availability, sanitation, health and energy, among others. Existing gender inequalities, such as limited access to natural resources and productive assets including land and finance and to household and community decision-making constrain their ability to adapt to and cope with climate change.
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.
Belgrade, 13 Nov 2015 – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic attended today the signing of the Contract on works on the improvement of water systems in several municipalities in Serbia, financed by the Italian government.
Vucic on this occasion expressed his gratitude to the government of Italy for its donation of €800,000 for works on improving the systems of flood protection in Loznica, Krupanj, Osecina and Kladovo.
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.
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.
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.
Belgrade, SERBIA | AFP | Wednesday 8/26/2015 - 23:23 GMT
by Jovan MATIC
Serbia and Kosovo voiced satisfaction Wednesday with an EU-brokered deal that marked a major step forward in normalising ties between the former foes, and boosted hopes of faster accession to the European Union.
"We have gained more than we hoped for," Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told national broadcaster RTS of Tuesday's agreement, which was mediated in Brussels.