In 2013 the EU Provided Serbia With 208 Million Euros To Ensure Application of the ‘Rule of Law’, ‘Guaranteeing Democracy’, Ensuring ‘Human Rights’. Why Then Has the Serbian Government Failed With the ‘Nani’ Deer Campaign ???

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Nani Deer Update 27/10/14.


Firstly, the situation is that there are still currently no changes in the situation for Nani.

Despite this, we are overwhelmed with the first day response to our new petition; which can be signed at:    – please pass on to all your contacts and ask them to spread the word about how the Serbian government is betraying giving Nani her freedom back with Mrs. Tadic.

Today, 27/10/14, we have been in telephone conversation with the EU Enlargement Commission regarding Nani and Serbia’s application to become an EU member state.

Please check the following for more information:

With regard the above second link, it is interesting to note:


Serbia – financial assistance

Funding allocation from the EU for 2013: €208.3 million.

EU assistance focuses on:

Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, fight against organised crime and corruption.

Public administration reform – at local and central government level.

Social development – social inclusion (especially of the Roma population), employment, human resources development and human rights.

Environment & energy – nature conservation, water and air quality, waste management, climate action, renewables, energy efficiency and security.

So, the EU gives Serbia over 200 million Euros in 2013, part of which is the fight against organised crime and corruption, as well as human rights; and today we see the Serbian Agriculture Minister still refusing to implement Serbian animal welfare legislation regarding Nani deer after 88 days, when she originally was required by law to respond within 30 days !

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Serbian welfare campaigners are today continuing to contact both the Ministry of Agriculture and also the Ministry associated with the police – who took Nani from Mrs. Mitic and handed her back to the hunters.  So much for the above – Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, and the fight against organised crime and corruption.

It was the police who undertook unlawful action in support of the hunters on 1/8/2014; instead putting pressure on and taking away the human rights of normal Serbian citizens such as Mrs. Mitic who was at the time caring for Nani.

Also, we question the veterinary inspector who prepared an unlawful official report in opposition to to Article 79 of the law for animal welfare.  Mrs. Mitic has personally now commenced action (on 10/8/2014) regarding the authorities to ignore the requiremnts of Article 58 of Serbian law.

So we ask once again as EU citizens, with the EU giving away OUR MONEY, where is the Justice/home affairs – efficient judicial system, and the fight against organised crime and corruption that members of the EU tax paying public have given €208.3 million to Serbia for in 2013 ???

It is a basic requirement of any future EU member states to ensure that during their application process, there is proof to the EU Enlargement Commission that the national ‘rules of law’ are being applied by in this case, Serbia.  We are failing to see this; certainly in the case of Nani where the minister for Agriculture has still not made any decisions at day 88, when she had originally 30 days by law to decide !

We have reminded the EU Enlargement Commission of the current situation during our telephone conversation today.

The solution to the case of Nani is a very simple one – remove Nani from the hunters and return her to Mrs. Mitic for her forever keep and welfare.

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Finally we would like to thank over 600 supporters who have already signed our save Nani petition in the first 24 hours.  We are proud of you all – thank you from Nani and the ‘Save Nani’ team.

On 28/10 we move into day 89 of still not having any decision from a Serbian government minister regarding Nani; or especially her compliance with Serbian law which requires her to complete a decision within 30 days.

As can be seen from our petition;     many people in many nations around the globe are now fully aware of the situation regarding Nani the baby deer and the failure of the Serbian government to apply the fundamental rules of law which are a requirement for EU membership.

We now wait for a new day and see what happens on 28/10.

Regards – the ‘Save Nani’ team – Serbia and England, UK.


Further links:

(EU) Membership requires that candidate country has achieved stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights, respect for and protection of minorities, the existence of a functioning market economy as well as the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union. Membership presupposes the candidate’s ability to take on the obligations of membership including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union“.  – Excerpt from the Copenhagen Presidency conclusions.

The ‘Rule of Law’

The rule of law (also known as nomocracy) is the legal principle that law should govern a nation, as opposed to arbitrary decisions by individual government officials. It primarily refers to the influence and authority of law within society, particularly as a constraint upon behavior, including behavior of government officials.  The phrase can be traced back to 16th century England, and it was popularized in the 19th century by British jurist A. V. Dicey. The concept was familiar to ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, who wrote “Law should govern”. 

The Rule of law implies that every citizen is subject to the law, including law makers themselves.

And as far as we are aware that also includes Serbian Agriculture Ministers !!

Is this above the case with the Nani situation ??



Return her to Mrs. Mitic Immediately !!