In an interview with the German economic daily “Handelsblatt”, Vucic pointed out that in order to achieve this goal, Serbia and other countries of the region need political support, and noted that for the countries of the Western Balkans it is important to return to the path of growth.
He pointed out that none of the governments of EU countries pays so much attention to the region as the government in Berlin, and in particular German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
According to Vucic, Belgrade receives most visits by ministers from Germany, and Serbia is grateful for the great support of that country and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Speaking about the problem of migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe through the territory of Serbia, he stressed the need for a European solution to this problem.
Serbia is dealing with this issue seriously and responsibly, he reiterated and added that migrants are satisfied with their treatment in our country.
So far there has been no incidents, Vucic said, but underlined that Serbia cannot solve this problem and that everyone in Europe need to cooperate very closely.
The Prime Minister recalled that a shelter for approximately 1,000 migrants is being built in Belgrade, that there is a shelter in southern Serbia, and a new one is being built in northern Serbia.
Winter is coming, and we need to offer better conditions to refugees as soon as possible, Vucic said, noting that a large number of migrants are registered for the first time once they arrive in Serbia.
They come to Serbia from Greece via Macedonia without any identity papers, he said, reiterating that building a fence on the border with Hungary will not stop the wave of refugees.
Despite the good relations between Belgrade and Budapest, on this issue there is no agreement between the two countries, the Prime Minister of Serbia said.
According to Vucic, erecting a wire cannot solve a single problem in Europe because migrants will simply find another way to Western Europe, whereas the lifting of wires in Hungary reminds us, unfortunately, of the past in Eastern Europe.
Speaking about the people from the Western Balkans who are trying to obtain asylum in Germany, he said that they are primarily Roma, and pointed out that the problem would be solved very quickly if Germany reduced the financial assistance it offers to asylum seekers.