Patrick Dewael, left, and Dragan Jocic

Belgrade, Dec 6, 2005 - Serbian Minister of Interior Dragan Jocic announced today after a meeting with his Belgian counterpart Patrick Dewael that the police of Serbia and Belgium will soon sign an agreement on cooperation, in which the methods for fighting against organised crime, drugs and human trafficking will be specified.


Patrick Dewael, left, and Dragan Jocic
Photo: Fonet
Jocic told a press conference after the meeting with Dewael that there is a possibility that Belgium will simplify its visa regime for certain categories of Serbian citizens.

He said that the issue of the increased number of asylum seekers and readmission between Belgium and Serbia was discussed, as well as the problem of illegal migration and ways of preventing it.

During the meeting, the two officials agreed that it is necessary to establish closer cooperation between the police of the two countries.

Dewael, who is also the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, said that the aim of his visit to Serbia is the improvement of cooperation with the police in Serbia in order to make the fight against organised crime more successful, as well as the fight against illegal migration.

As for illegal migration, he said that it is very important that people in Serbia have the right information concerning the very strict measures Belgium requires of asylum seekers. He said that the procedures in Belgium are much quicker and that its government no longer gives financial aid to asylum seekers.

''Our procedure for returning people to their home countries has become quicker and more efficient. In that sense, I would point to excellent cooperation we established with Serbia," Dewael said and added that police in Belgium are already cooperating with the Serbian Ministry of Interior in the joint fight against all forms of crime.

For now, this cooperation is based on practical mechanisms, but it is important to develop better bilateral cooperation, which should be provided with legal basis.

The Belgian Minister of Interior said that he talked with Jocic about improvement of cooperation in practical fields, more intensive cooperation in the exchange of information, especially when it comes to criminal groups moving from one country to another, the fight against trafficking in drugs and humans, and the exchange of data.

Dewael added that during today's talks, a possibility of establishing "liaison officers" was discussed, so that the exchange of information would proceed in a quicker and more direct way.

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Beograd, 6. decembar 2005. godine - Ministar unutrašnjih poslova u Vladi Republike Srbije Dragan Jočić najavio je danas posle razgovora sa ministrom unutrašnjih poslova Belgije Patrikom Develom da će policije Srbije i Belgije uskoro potpisati sporazum o saradnji kojim će biti precizirani načini borbe protiv organizovanog kriminala, droge i trgovine ljudima.


Patrik Devel i Dragan Jočić
Foto: Fonet
Jočić je na konferenciji za novinare, održanoj posle razgovora sa Develom, rekao da postoji mogućnost da Belgija ublaži vizni režim za određene kategorije naših građana.

Takođe, kako je naveo, na današnjem sastanku bilo je reči i o povećanom broju azilanata i readmisiji između Belgije i Srbije, kao i o problemu ilegalnih migracija i načinu na koji one mogu da budu sprečene.

Tokom susreta zaključeno je da treba uspostaviti tešnju saradnju policija dveju zemalja, ukazao je Jočić.

Devel, koji je i potpredsednik Vlade Belgije, istakao je da njegova poseta našoj zemlji ima za cilj da poboljša saradnju sa policijom Srbije u cilju što uspešnije borbe protiv organizovanog kriminala, ali i da pojača saradnju dve zemlje u borbi protiv ilegalnih migracija.

Kada je o ilegalnim migracijama reč, Devel je ocenio da je veoma važno da ljudi u Srbiji imaju pravu informaciju o jakim merama koje se u Belgiji preduzimaju u vezi sa azilom i napomenuo da su procedure u Belgiji znatno brže i da tamošnja vlada više ne daje finansijsku pomoć azilantima.

Naša procedura povratka ljudi u njihove domovine postala je brža i efikasnija i, u tom smislu, ukazao bih na odličnu saradnju koju smo uspostavili sa Srbijom, naveo je Devel i dodao da policija Belgije već sarađuje sa MUP-om Srbije u zajedničkoj borbi protiv svih oblika kriminalnih aktivnosti.

Prema njegovim rečima, saradnja je sada zasnovana na praktičnim mehanizmima, ali je važno da se razvije bolja bilateralna saradnja kojoj treba da se dâ pravni osnov.

On je naglasio da je tokom susreta sa Jočićem razgovarano i o poboljšanju saradnje u praktičnim oblastima, o intenzivnijoj razmeni informacija, naročito kada je reč o kriminalnim grupama koje se kreću iz jedne zemlje u drugu, borbi protiv trgovine ljudima i drogom, kao i o razmeni podataka.

Devel je istakao da je tokom današnjih razgovora razmotrena i mogućnost uspostavljanja ''oficira za vezu'' kako bi razmena informacija bila brža i direktnija.