Vucic in Paris: Serbia cannot defend EU from migrants

Written by on September 15, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Vucic in Paris: Serbia cannot defend EU from migrants
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The migrant crisis is not behind us, but in front of us, Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic said after meeting his French counterpart Manuel Valls in Paris on September 15. At a news conference, Vucic said that Serbia is faced with two problems: stability in the Western Balkans and the migrant crisis.

“At this moment we have 7000 people who are stuck… in Bulgaria, they do not have anywhere to go and this is becoming a bigger and bigger problem”, Vucic said.

According to the Serbian premier, “walls and fences are not needed”, nor are they a “good solution for anybody”. However, Serbia “should not be put in a situation to say not one migrant more” can enter its territory, Vucic said.

“The EU should resolve this in its borders. Serbia cannot be the first and the last defence of Europe. Somebody has to find the solution for it on the borders of Greece and Bulgaria which are EU member states,” he said.

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