BELGRADE – All police and security services are on full alert due to the migrant crisis, Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic said on Wednesday after a meeting of the bureau for coordination of security services.


The bureau will recommend the president to call a meeting of the National Security Council to discuss the increasingly complex security situation in the region.

The alert also applies to the Serbian Armed Forces, which will be engaged under the current legislation, on which the Council and the president will decide, he added.

The minister pointed to a growing influx of economic migrants in Serbia.

He underscored that Serbia would not set up walls and fences.

“Serbia stays committed to the migrant policy it has pursued so far, but the protection of the country and its interest takes first place,” the justice minister said.