Belgrade, 1230, Saturday 17 September
Following weeks of intense international pressure, the Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić has announced that the EuroPride March, scheduled for 1700hrs today, can go ahead.
Dozens of diplomats, Members of the European Parliament, European and international leaders will join thousands of activists on the route from the National Assembly in Belgrade. Prime Minister Brnabić, herself a lesbian, is not expected to participate. The Prime Minister said she can guarantee that the streets of Belgrade will be safe this afternoon.
Responding to the news, Kristine Garina, President of the European Pride Organisers Association which licenses EuroPride, said:
”We are overjoyed that the Prime Minister has kept the promise she made in 2019 to support EuroPride in Belgrade. EuroPride is a celebration of love, a movement for equality, and part of a global campaign for human rights. It embodies European values and is a threat to no one and certainly not to Serbia.”
”The test of the Prime Minister’s statement will be a successful and safe EuroPride March this afternoon. She spoke of her pride that the first EuroPride outside the European Economic Area is taking place in Serbia, and we hope that this will be demonstrated on the streets this afternoon.”
“This will truly be an historic EuroPride, and the most important in our 30 year history.”