Minister of Finance of the Republic of Serbia Siniša Mali, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia H.E. Sem Fabrizi, State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Milosav Milicković, and Assistant Minister for European Integration Branko Budimir attended today the opening of the newly built modern border crossing Bajmok, between Serbia and Hungary
Minister Mali pointed out that the construction of the new border crossing Bajmok was completed within 18 months after intensive works, with an investment of 2.1 million EUR.
He specified that the project for the construction of the new passage was financed mostly by EU with 1.8 million EUR while remaining 300.000 EUR through national co-financing.
He explained that communication between the customs and the private sector will be done electronically, that is, there will be no more paper or waiting in the lines for filing documentation, which is a fundamental change made by the new customs law.
Ambassador Fabrizi emphasised that there is a need to increase the efficiency and capacity of border crossings, and added that Bajmok is an example of the border crossings in the 21st century.
He also pointed out that the opening of the Bajmok border crossing is part of border management strategy, signed between Serbia and the EU in 2012, called Integrated Management.