POLICE TAKES CONTROL OF BORDER WITH MACEDONIA
The Serbian police are deploying along the border with Macedonia, finalizing the takeover of the country’s borders.
When the current move has been completed, it will signal the first time in 90 years that all the Serbian border crossings are controlled exclusively by the police.
Preševo Valley Albanians’ demand that members of the local, multi-ethnic force take part in the border police activities has been granted. Their participation was also a major condition set before Serbia in its bid to adopt EU standards.
Border outpost "Robert Stošić" in the village of Čakanovac near Preševo was the first that the army handed over to the police. The remaining two outposts will be under the Serbian police (MUP) control by the end of the month.
Preševo municipal president Ragmi Mustafa says the government has shown serious intention to take into account the Valley Albanians’ needs.
“This type of border police will certainly have the best cooperation with the local communities, especially those living and working in the border area”, Mustafa said
MD: Finally, Serbia has removed its military across the border, the other neighbouring countries have done it in the past, except Albania we think.