For the first time in years, the gay pride march took place “without incident”, notes Danas, as around 1,500 people walked peacefully in the streets of Belgrade. It was the first time the pride was held since 2010, when the march was attacked by ultra-conservative groups and thus banned.
“Numerous ambassadors, representatives of the non-governmental sector as well as foreign media” took part to the march, adds the daily. EUobserver for its part reports that EU enlargement commissioner, Stefan Füle, declared that it was “a milestone in the modern history of democratic Serbia”, adding that
Belgrade’s decision to allow the parade on Sunday is seen by some as a tactic to help ease its accession negotiations with the European Union.