Macron points finger at Balkans for good reason

A campaign is currently under way in Serbia to collect illegal weapons, carried out by the Interior Ministry (MUP).

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According to assessments, there are between 200,000 and 900,000 such weapons in Serbia.

Often, they are used during criminal showdowns, but also mass murders, like the one in Zitiste a year ago, when an unregistered Kalashnikov (AK-47) rifle was used to kill five persons and wound 20.

However, illegal weapons also often end up in the West - prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to launch an initiative for increased control of light arms in the Balkans.

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