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.

Subscribe to Balkan Insight Premium to read the full article.

Please login to your account below if you are already a Premium Subscriber.

Buy Premium Subscription

Our Premium Service gives you full access to all content published on BalkanInsight.com, including analyses, investigations, comments, interviews and more. Choose your subscription today and get unparalleled in-depth coverage of the Western Balkans.

Buy Premium Subscription

If you have trouble logging in or any other questions regarding you account, please contact us

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Premium Selection

refugee-experts-downplay-romania-s-migrant-crisis--09-19-2017
20 Sep 17

Refugee Experts Downplay Romania’s Migrant ‘Crisis’

Despite reports of a new migration route opening up on the Black Sea, Romanian authorities and international organizations say scare stories have no basis in reality.

albanians-query-wisdom-of-slimmed-down-government-09-18-2017
19 Sep 17

Albanians Query Wisdom of Slimmed-Down Government

Edi Rama has honoured pledges to cut bureaucracy by radically trimming the size of the cabinet – but some fear the new ‘super-ministries are taking on more than they can handle.

18 Sep 17

Wine Lovers’ Paradise in Vibrant Zupa Region