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European Commission


Belgrade, 28 September 2014

Statement of Commissioner Füle on Belgrade Pride Parade

The EU condemns extremist threats against Belgrade Parade and welcomes the decision by the Government of Serbia to allow organisation of the Pride Parade, and the consequent preparatory work done.

We pay tribute to the professionalism of the security forces, providing protection to the participants. The commitment of Serbian security forces, together with that of the parliament and prominent political representatives, in addition to that of the diplomatic community and civil society in Serbia, marked a substantial improvement towards the effective exercise of LGBTI rights, and more broadly, of human rights. It is a milestone in the modern history of democratic Serbia.

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