Analysis 10 Oct 16

Serbian PM’s Visit to Nis Dismissed as PR Stunt

Ahead of Aleksandar Vucic’s planned meetings with citizens in Nis, some experts say he would be better off solving issues at national level rather than trying to resolve individual problems - and call the visit a political stunt.

Milivoje Pantovic
BIRN
Belgrade
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic during one of his tours through Serbia. Photo: Beta

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is due to visit the southern city of Nis later this week along with members of his cabinet.

While the exact agenda of the trip has not been announced, Vucic is due to travel to the city on October 13, meet local residents to try to resolve their problems and reportedly welcome his Albanian counterpart, Edi Rama.

Along with hosting Rama on his visit to Serbia, he will host a business forum between the two countries on October 14 that over 200 companies are expected to attend.

According to announcements, Vucic and his team will be staying in a nearby army barracks in order to save budget money. “Taxpayers will not have to pay for my accommodation,” he declared in May.

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