ETUC Declaration: Serbia

Brussels, 04/09/2009

He drew attention in particular to the involvement of the International Monetary Fund that sent a delegation to the country this week, and supported a joint request of the two Serbian unions for full consultation with them about the steps being proposed to resolve the economic crisis in Serbia. He said: “The measures under consideration will impose harsh conditions on many in Serbia and it is important that the union voice is adequately heard, not least their demand that the broadest shoulders bear the heaviest burdens.”

Other issues discussed, including trade union involvement in moves towards Serbia’s integration in the European Union, will be pursued in further talks in Belgrade and in the ETUC.