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    The Balkan country is ready to help settle migrants using the 7 million euros provided by the European Union.

    BELGRADE (Sputnik) — Serbia is ready for greater commitments to settle migrants, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told reporters after a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

    "Just tell us. We are not a rich country, and these people do not want to stay with us. Serbia can perform any task that it receives," the prime minister said, adding that Serbia did not receive a lot of EU money to address the crisis.

    "It does not need 300 billion, the 7 million [euros ($7.6 million)] that we have already received [from the European Union] is enough," Vucic said.

    In recent months, Europe has been struggling to manage a massive influx of refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa. EU border agency Frontex estimates over 1.2 million illegal crossings into the European Union since the beginning of the year in what has become the largest human migration through Europe since World War II.

    Some 4,000 refugees currently pass through Serbia each day for more prosperous European countries, according to Serbia's Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzic.

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