According to figures announced on November 18 to the press by the Serbian government, the number of asylum applications in Serbia would have been multiplied by six between 2010 and 2011 to $ 2700. For the exiles, the passage by sea from Greece to Italy has become very difficult, while the Hungarian border controls have been strengthened. As in Bulgaria, the exiles are therefore choosing, usually by default, try to stay.
Despite a sharp decline of more than 17,000 in 2010 to just over 6000 to December 1 this year, the Serbs are likely to seek asylum in countries of the European Union, and remain the first citizenship in countries such as Germany. The European Union has a blackmail vis-à-vis the countries of former Yugoslavia, threatening to challenge the removal of entry visas if they do not reduce the number of their nationals from seeking asylum in the EU. The Roma are many of these asylum seekers.