From: Exit News
Vucic Dismisses US Congressmen’s Call for Sanctions over Corruption

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has dismissed the call on US President Joe Biden by seven Democratic Congress members to sanction the Serbian government over corruption, deteriorating democracy, and rule of law.

On November 5, Congress members Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ritchie Torres, David N. Cicilline, Jan Schakowsky, James P. McGovern, and Mike Quigley called on President Biden to consider sanctions on corrupt Serbian leaders who also threaten the destabilization of the region.

“We are deeply concerned about the current humanitarian and political situation in Serbia and the impact it may have on the Western Balkan region and Europe as a whole,” they wrote.

They accused the government led by Vučić of having deepened corruption in the country, and of suppressing media freedom and increasing control of the press.

The congressmen called on President Biden to take “swift action to push back against the existing corruption and furthering attacks on press freedoms in Serbia.”

On Sunday, Vučić dismissed the letter, stating that he has no assets that could be sanctioned outside Serbia, and that he is not corrupt.

“Serbia is a stabilizing factor in the Balkans,” he concluded, N1 reported.