Vucic proposes ‘Small Schengen’ with Macedonia and Albania


Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic after visiting New York, speaking of the “Small Schengen” initiative and closer economic co-operation in the Western Balkans through the removal of obstacles, said that it was not a question of unification, because whenever unification is mentioned, some began to speak of Serbian hegemony.

In this respect, he said that Serbia would soon be the economic driving engine of the whole region, which is why it produces such a reaction.

He points out that it is important for the countries of the region to understand that they will benefit from it, for our people to understand that we are acting in a united front, because we will be so much more respected in Europe if we have common approach.

The Visegrad Group, for example, can dismiss Timmermans and Weber at any time. The European Parliament may not accept Hungary’s representative for the European Commission, but it cannot prevent the candidate from that country. Their strength is enormous, much greater, and we go to pick up the crumbs, attacking each other from the region, contenting ourselves with saying something bad to the big powers about the others, and the big ones then say that they will always keep our region wary so that they can do whatever they want and exploit all the wealth, he said.

Vucic called for a reduction in operating costs, to free up the state borders of off-road vehicles. According to him, it will not be easy to accomplish this, but there is an agreement between him, and the prime ministers of Albania and Macedonia.