“Serbia has become one of the pillars of stability in the Balkan. I think we have contributed a lot to what is at least a peaceful environment. That is not to say that we do not still face many difficulties and many challenges in the region, which is still fragile”, today said the Prime Minister of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, addressing the Assembly.
Referring to the migration crisis, he said he did not understand “the people pretending that we are great heroes” because they have accepted 100 000 or 200 000 people for one, two or three days. “It is really not a big deal for an organised state. That is different from all the other attitudes that you have heard. I think that we have acted in a very European way and that we have showed a good, human, European face to the refugees and migrants. And I think we acted in an even more European way than some European Union countries did”.
As far as the European integration is concerned, Mr Vučić said Serbia is on its path to European Union membership. “We still think that it is the best way for our people and our country to reach the values that we fight for. There is one simple question to which we must respond: “What kind of society do you choose for your people and your country?” When that question is asked, the response is always the European Union. That is why we are dedicated to that path.”