BELGRADE – By order of the prime minister and the president of the republic, all security services are on alert and ready to protect Serbia’s border and citizens, Minister Aleksandar Vulin said Monday, stressing that Serbia was following closely and with concern the events on the Greece-Macedonia border.


Vulin told Tanjug that the absence of a common European solution left every country on the Balkan Route face the challenges brought about by the large influx of migrants on its own.

“As always, Serbia will respect the international and domestic laws and show maximum solidarity with migrants, but it will also do everything to ensure security and normal day to day life of the citizens of Serbia,” said Vulin.

Serbia once again calls on the EU to come up with a common position on the migrant crisis, Vulin said,stressing that Serbia was ready to help.

Around noon, a crowd of migrants burst through a barbed-wire fence on the Greece-Macedonia border, and the Macedonian police let off tear gas to force them away.