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Kapetanović: Illegal immigration a phenomenon no single country can fix alone

Press release , Photo/Regional Cooperation Council

SARAJEVO, November 20 (FENA) – “Illegal immigration is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon which no single country can fix alone. We should take into account the opinion of 63% of Western Balkan citizens who perceive it as a direct security threat. Over-securitisation of this issue can be dangerous, but neglecting its detrimental potential can be equally dangerous too. Currently, bilateral and regional cooperation is scarce, and the exchange of real-time information on this issue should be much better. Especially to target organized crime scheme behind this, a strong network of smugglers who are profiting on it a lot,” said Amer Kapetanović, Head of Political Department of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) at the Fifth Regional (Jumbo) Security Coordination Conference: “Paving the Way for Stabilisation in the Western Balkans: The Balkan Route in the New Geopolitical Order - Old and New Challenges to Security”.

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