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Serbia to Cancel EuroPride Event Planned in Belgrade

The EuroPride 2019 gay pride parade in Vienna.

The EuroPride 2019 gay pride parade in Vienna.

Photographer: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia will cancel the week-long EuroPride event that Belgrade was expected to host in September as the time is “not right” for the gathering, President Aleksandar Vucic told reporters on Saturday.

While expressing support for the country’s openly gay prime minister, Ana Brnabic, who he had earlier in the day nominated for a third term, Vucic said the government is fighting “bigger problems” and that it has to take into account “many people who sincerely feel threatened” by the event.