Although countries from the region had hoped to obtain more than half billion euros to solve outstanding refugee issues, they came out of a donors’ conference with less than two thirds of that sum.
Eleven refugees and nine internally displaced families, who until recently had been living at the refugee centres in Belgrade, have received keys to new apartments.
On Wednesday, Serbia ceased to have a body that decides on asylum requests because the government failed to prolong the mandate of the current Commission for Asylum.
Serbian government adopted its first refugee program for Bosniaks that suffered from Milosevic’s nationalistic ruling between 1991 and 1999.>>>
The EU aims to close all refugee centres in the country within the next two years, announced the EU ambassador to Serbia on Tuesday.>>>
The Montenegrin government, the Red Cross and the OSCE have signed a cooperation agreement to help refugees in the country, and urged the countries of origin to assist them.>>>
Citizens from Serbia and Kosovo are ranked 4th in terms of the number of asylum seekers in the 44 industrialized countries, UNHCR report says.>>>
Over 300 refugees from Kosovo now living in Montenegro want to go home but cannot unless the Kosovo authorities help them, a government report says.>>>
Countries from the region hope a donors' conference in Sarajevo will raise more than half billion euro to solve outstanding refugee issues.>>>
The Montenegrin government and the EU plan to spend three million euro in order to find a long-term solution for refugees from Podgorica’s Konik camp.>>>
The European Union granted 2.6 million euro to Serbian municipalities in order to improve the employment opportunities for refugees and internally displaced people.>>>
There are still some 57,000 refugees from Croatia in neighbouring countries, Terence Pike, representative of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, in Croatia, said in Zagreb on Monday.>>>
Lawmakers in the Bosniak-Croat Federation urged the entity government to take out a loan to speed up the resettlement of thousands of internally displaced people.>>>
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, ECRI, has issued its first report on Montenegro, expressing concerns over the status of refugees in the country.>>>
The Association of Displaced Persons, Refugees and Exiled Persons in Montenegro plans to sue the state before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, following failures to obtain Montenegrin citizenship.>>>