Davenport: Government should deal with the Savamala case seriously

Michael Davenport

BELGRADE – The European Union wants to see concrete progress in the rule of law in Serbia, including independent and impartial judiciary and prosecution, independent institutions and the media, said the Head of the EU Delegation in Belgrade, Michael Davenport, for daily Danas.

It is necessary for competent authorities to implement recommendations stated by Ombudsman Saša Janković in his report about the Savamala case, as promised by the PM Aleksandar Vučić, Davenport added.

To recall, Janković had determined during the control process that the police refused to go out on the field, regardless of the citizens’ calls, who were harassed by masked people. Police chiefs Ombudsman spoke to, did not reveal who ordered them not to react.