Serbia: Serbian Police Do NOT Enforce The Rule Of Law AsRequired By The EU Commission. Why Does The EU Turn A Blind Eye Whilst Giving Serbia Millions Of Euros ???

Serbian Flag


We have now formally sent our latest post (including links to our 2 earlier posts on bird hunting to the EU Enlargement Commission.  Here is the latest link dated 18/8.

The EU read receipt is as follows:

Your message 

Subject: EU fails EU citizens on Serbia
Sent: 19 August 2015 14:16:03 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

was read on 19 August 2015 16:19:28 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris.

So now we are formally recording all the information and photographs onto this site so that we have evidence and proof that things have been published; and we can then go back to the EU Parliament (MEP’s) and ask what actually is the EU Enlargement Commission doing in Serbia apart from handing them millions and millions of EU taxpayers money, with, certainly in the case of animal welfare; very little to show in return.

We are EU citizens (UK, Austria etc) and we request action from the Enlargement Commission regarding the ‘rule of law’ enforcement by / in Serbia.

Look please at the following report of today – 19/8/15.

What are the Serbian police doing ? – are they not upholders of the Serbian laws ? – and yet with regard animal welfare issues they always appear to turn the other way.

And the EU dictates that all new member states seeking EU membership must be seen to enforce the ‘rule of law’  – are we wrong or is this what the EU says ? – check it out on the following:

We ask – ‘where is the (EU) rule of law being enforced in Serbia if even the  Serbian police (supposed upholders of the law ?) do NOT appear to be capable based on the evidence we present ?’ – this leads one to think that Serbia is NOT enforcing its own rules of law / legislation; and so is NOT a worthy contender for EU membership; despite the EU Enlargement Commission handing over million upon million of EU taxpaying citizens money !! – what an enormous joke !

So here following is the latest news about the bird issue from today (19/8/2015); which again we are formally recording as a post on this site, and which will form a series to be presented to the EU Members of Parliament (MEP’s) when they return in September.

As for the Enlargement Commission; ?? – will they carry on being like the Serbian police – turning a blind eye to all the evidence presented ?


Hi Mark,                                                          19/8/2015.

Before moving on excessive harvesting of birds, there is still illegal ways of catching wild birds.

In this case, the capture of prohibited tools, sticks coated with glue, cages with live birds as bait, decoys that have voice other birds, capturing birds in order to sell …. everything is forbidden by both national laws and International Conventions to which Serbia has accepted, signed and have been ratified in the Serbian parliament, the law on accepting the Berne, Bonn, CITES Conventions, the Directive on the protection of wild birds, etc ..

The event is from August 18, 2013, Southern Serbia, Sveta Petka, near Klenike, Bujanovac municipality.

Tipped off by locals that at that location every day, day by day,  2 weeks,  2 man  catch goldfinch.  Our colleagues from the Green Network Pcinja districts went out into the field and see what it does, call the police and inspections that took to the field. One of the criminals escaped and the other remained, and were photographed his car brands Audi, registration VR 011 YR. His name was Mitrovic Nebojsa.





On the spot, they found the 3 cages with live birds that serve as decoys. Sticks that you see in the pictures, the trees were coated with glue, and if stick catches another species that they do not need, it is killed and thrown away. See also a monstrous scene, the goldfinch is probably still alive when taken off the glue and pinned onto the top of the tree, as it stands there and looks injured birds attracts the others birds.










In addition to sticks and surrounding plants that prefer to land goldfinch, spread with the glue.  They using glue for mouse and rats, from which very hard to remove birds, because gentle and thin legs and soft feathers that stick to stick.

So we do not have to go to Lebanon, Malta and Cyprus, we all have in Serbia, but for too long not talking about it.   Silence, because they are all connected in the chain of illegal trade in wild birds which brings large profits and any investment.

While an investigation was underway, the police and inspections, we immediately asked to carry out a search of the house and yard Mitrovic Nebojsa from Vranje and another man who escaped, but the police and inspections did not want it to do, and we had a tip that both cellars full of  birds are captured in this way.

The second man escaped because he received permission from the Ministry for keeping the bird and after a few months when, on our inspection report went with him, they found about 20 goldfinch and reported a 6, but he said that they had hatched, although no have rings.. For inspection, it is was considered OK!

We’re still not received an answer what happened to Nebojsa Mitrovic regarding the capture of birds because, being caught on the spot with all the gear for catching birds are caught and dead birds that he did not need but are adhered to and killed them.

We have a case of catching bird with netting, police not found these faces and even birds. It’s about the Police Department Nis.

According to the provisions of the Cites Convention, no wild species that has been acquired in violation of the law of our country, which are certainly all wild birds that have been rounded up in an illegal manner and kept in captivity for trafficking, can not be legally or may be placed on the market, but Serbia ignored the Cites Convention and some permitting holding of such birds.

That’s what they are used by catching birds in nature, birds often get hurt taped, torn them with glue, torn leg, wing, many birds suffer in this way and what is even worse, and the birds appear on sale in public places, for example. stock birds and small animals. Countless applications we filed for such black market of birds, the inspection went but rarely managed to saw a bird which has no place here.

p.s. The special case of the hunters LORIST Fair in Novi Sad, at the end of 2011. where she was the exchange of birds and where the inspection had not seen two ravens, who were on the docks and offered for sale. Raven is in Serbia strictly protected species. After that, we could find out who was selling 2 ravens and where are they?

And this is just one more part of the problem, we have a lot of photos from the stock birds. And it shows that our inspection and the police do not respect the law themselves and even less compliance.

I do not see two ravens, should be blind.

Regards , V.

Serbia: Birds Continually Hunted – Failed By Those Who SHOULD Be Protecting Them – EU Enlargement Commission Fails As Always When It Comes To Animal Welfare.

Serbian Flag


Here is the latest information from Serbia regarding the mass killing and smuggling of birds back to Italy by Italian hunters.

Please see our previous post for further information:

The EU is currently in shutdown during August for annual holidays; but this is now allowing us some time to prepare information and links which will be sent immediately to MEP’s when they return from their holidays.

We have plenty of information and photographs as you can see here and on the other links to fully support our case.  We have direct links with the EU Enlargement Commission who we feel are not doing anything near to what they should be doing re animal welfare in Serbia before it becomes a new member state.  

The information below is virtually as provided and has not been edited in any way.  This and the information in the other links will form the basis of the data we provide to MEP’s and to the EU Enlargement Commission.

As EU taxpayers, we are handing out Billions of Euros (literally) via the Enlargement Commission to ensure that Serbia is supposed to be enforcing the ‘rules of law’ as required for membership of the EU.

The information below and in our other links above clearly shows that the law is NOT being enforced, and that as always; Serbia is giving in to its hunters and police; whilst clearly failing to enforce regulations and laws that are there supposedly to provide some protection to animals – be they birds, stray dogs and cats; farm animals etc.

The EU is doing very little about this new accession member state – we demand action and we demand it NOW !


Hi Mark,

I send you photos of 01.09.2012. from a place on the streets in Bujanovac, where police stopped two Italians on the second day of hunting in Serbia in the hunting grounds of Hunting Association “Golub” Bujanovac.





On the first day they killed about 400 to 450 birds, but birds and police did not want to look.



About this hunt on the first day, according to us hunters who were sickened because Italians make real massacres and then the bodies smuggled into Italy via the links on the border, customs.

Italians Antonio Dalla Libera and Vau Editeo, from Vicenza and had a permit issued by the br.1666 LU.Golub for hunting quail ..

Birds that can be seen in the pictures did not quail, neither game species except one dove.







In the pictures you can see:

A. Strictly protected species:

Hoopoe, Upupa epops – 1 individual:

Red-backed Shrike, Lanius collurio- 1 female;

Great Tit, Parus major – one individual;

Forest Pipit, Anthus trivialis – 64 individuals

Stonechat, Saxicola torquata – 1 individual

Whitethroat,  Sylvia communis – 1 individual;

Warbler (or birch forest) Phylloscopus sp. (Trochilus – sibilatrix) – 1 individual.
B. Protected non-hunting species:

1. Field sparrow, Passer montanus – 14 individuals

2. Starling, Sturnus vulgaris – 2 individuals

C. closed season protected species, for which they had no permit

1. dove Streptopelia turtur – 1 individual

Under the domestic legislation, the value of these birds were all killed in poaching over 15,000 euros. + Penalty, but the Prosecutor’s Office in Vranje did not want to finish the case to the end.  So much for enforcing the ‘rule of law’ that the EU Enlargement Commission demands of the Serbian authorities and government – it is a JOKE !

Regulations on compensation applies for determining the amount of damages caused by illegal action in relation to the strictly protected and protected wild species (“RS Official Gazette”, No. 37/10)./

Hunting rifle the five-no. 561897 is owned by Serbian citizen, Strahinja Nikolic from Leskovac, who now leads the Italians in the hunt in Serbia.

The Jeep, brand ‘Nissan’, registration number LE-037 AP owned by certain Strahinja Nikolic from Leskovac have been found decoys and a large quantity of ammunition in boxes.



Hunting rifle the five-no. 561897 and Jeep brands of Nisan, as well as everything else is not taken away, as required by law, only the birds were siezed, when submitting the bird warden LU Golub was 88 of birds, see the photo with the numbers of birds, and to find birds after 5 days and on our great insistence and urging, it was 87 birds.

One bird was missing, we assume that it is a rare species, perhaps a young individual crossbill, as seen in the picture on the right, but characteristic beak crossbill, see.

06.09.2012. The inspector said:

The further control by the OSL PS Bujanovac when you turn the car on the road just some hundred meters from the family home of hunting area was stopped passenger car brands Audi 80 license plates BU 008-LO having Stanojković Dragan where the hunting area is found in the trunk of the same bags with Birds that were the subject of control.

In the presence of the above present officers of the counting of specimens and found that it was 87 dead birds of different birds that are due to poor care already begun to rot.

On that occasion present hunting area manager said that he had forgotten to take out the birds. The birds were confiscated (87 individuals) of Stanojković Dragan issued by the hunting area with a receipt for the same and are placed in cold storage DOO.Razvitak Bujanovac.

Unbelievable but true !!!

Then continue, we filed a large number of charges to various state bodies, mostly police and Prosecutors as well as complaints about their work.

After more than 2 years we have received the documents from the case where it is revealed that they punished only police officers who are not doing their job, the head of hunting, because she let 2 Italians to hunt without hunting companion, and the driver who was driving them. A symbolic fine of 10,000.00 to 60,000.00 to RSD it to pay in instalments.

About all we have documentation that can scan and submit.

SAV Comment – we aim to be providing this to the EU and the EU Enlargement Commission.

P.S. The affair “Balkans birds” still continues and this is a suspect way in which the crime is still taking place in Serbia and desolation bird fauna, because the first people in the police do not respect the law and the connection is on the verge of releasing the presentation of the slain bird in which the Italians earn huge sums of money, and our local ignorant for petty, personal, short-term interests are destroying the natural wealth of our country.

One of the biggest caught by cases of smuggling of birds killed in Serbia, was caught by customs Slovenia, with 120,000 birds.

Our police said that never heard about the case “Balkans birds”, and there is no investigation, no documentation about it.

quail and doves

Regards, V.