Germany will not grant asylum to any asylum seeker from Serbia


BELGRADE – Serbia is a safe country, and that is why Germany will not grant asylum to any asylum seeker from Serbia, German Parliamentary State Secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel said on Tuesday.


The German law on asylum refers solely to victims of political persecution. Serbia is a safe country, where people can live freely. This means that the percentage of the asylum seekers from Serbia who will actually get asylum will be zero, Fuchtel told reporters at the Serbian parliament, after a meeting with members of the parliamentary group of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS).

Fuchtel said that the German delegation that visited the Serbian parliament on Tuesday included German Ambassador Axel Dittmann, representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the German Development Bank (KfW).


  1. I hope that the Serbian government does all it can to keep the intellectuals and youth who have been leaving at record rates over the last two decades. With a good strategy, Serbian progress already made can be accelerated to another level if the youth which left can be enticed back, to help rebuild the nation. It’s up to the government to have a strong youth policy to ensure that there is a reason for them to stay. I was told that something like 40,000 young people advise the government that they are leaving Serbia. What about the others who don’t? Serbian politicians need to hear this loud cry for help, or else the country will never progress further without youth and educated people, who are still looking to leave as though the sanctions were still on.