New Tendencies in the Movement of Refugees and Migrants through Western Balkans

Movement of migrants through the Western Balkans has intensified in 2018 and peaked in May, a recent report from the International Organisation for Migration said. The report also shows some new tendencies in the refugee flow. Whereas Serbia was in previous years accomodating vast majority of refugees and migrants who would then enter Hungary, migrants […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in June 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has remained unchanged and amounted to about 3,000 persons of concern, of which around 2,700 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers by the end of the month. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in the asylum center […]


Plans for centers outside the EU

According to the EUobserver, some of the member states of the European Union are in favor of the opening of detention centers for migrants in Europe but in a non-EU country. This idea was publicly announced by the representatives of Austria and Denmark with the support of Germany and the Netherlands at the beginning of […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in May 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has fallen during May and amounted to about 3,000 persons of concern, of which around 2,700 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers by the end of the month. Most of the refugees and migrants were accommodated in the asylum […]


New instruction on the procedures regarding accommodation of unaccompanied children

Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs adopted an instruction on the procedures of the centre for social work – the guardianship authority in accommodating unaccompanied refugee/migrant minors on 12 April. This document replaces the instruction adopted in October 2017, except for the issues not regulated by this instruction. The aim of the instruction […]


Protecting people across borders – NGO statement ahead of the EU-Western Balkans Summit of 17 May 2018

 On Thursday 17 May, EU Heads of State are meeting their counterparts from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo) to discuss cooperation in several areas, including migration and security. Following increased arrivals of refugees and migrants to both the Western Balkans and the EU, […]


Refugee Situation in Serbia in April 2018

According to the UNHCR estimates, the number of refugees and migrants in Serbia has fallen during April and amounted to about 3,500 persons of concern, of which around 3,200 were located in state asylum centers and reception centers by the end of the month. However, during the second half of April there was an increase […]


Adoption of new laws on asylum and foreigners

The National Assembly of Serbia adopted the new Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection and the new Law on Foreigners on March 22, 2018. By adopting new laws, Serbia harmonizes its legislation with the acquis communautaire and seeks to make the asylum procedure more efficient and better define the rights and obligations of foreigners in […]