EU confutes it asks Serbia to take refugees permanently

EU confutes it asks Serbia to take refugees permanently

Belgrade, February 3, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Milos Mitrovic

European Union has not demanded from Serbia and FYROM to permanently accommodate part of the refugees from Syria. Such claims published by a Brussels portal were not correct, sources from the EU and diplomats in Brussels told Beta news agency.

On Tuesday portal has launched disputable information and corrected it in the meantime, European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic confirmed.

Speculations on refugees crisis resolving appeared ahead of tomorrow’s donor conference.

Diplomatic sources explained that EC and other EU institutions, from one side, and Serbian government, from the other, have discussed only short term accommodation of the refugees in Serbia. There have been talks on accommodating refugees in Serbia “up to one month or two”, they specified.

Maja Kocijancic explained that EC’s Madad Fund would be used for long term care over the refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

Earlier today Serbian Prime Minister AleksandarVucic said that Serbia would not become “parking space for the refugees”.