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BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic held separate meetings in Belgrade on Monday with the Ambassadors of Russia and India Alexander Chepurin and Narinder Chauhan, respectively, and invited them to join the international donor conference to help Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina rebuild after the recent catastrophic floods.
The Council of Europe's expert committee on money-laundering issues, Moneyval, warned on Sunday that financial institutions should take precautions when conducting financial transactions with Bosnia.
As humanitarian aid starts coming to Bosnia from home and abroad, in food, other supplies and cash, suspicions about whether it will all be distributed in a transparent fashion have grown.
The daily Oslobodjenje newspaper reported on May 29 that around 9 million euro in donations had now been gathered along with other forms of humanitarian help.
Skai media group and its charity leg Oloi Mazi Boroume are organizing collections of emergency aid material for victims of floods in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The charity efforts are being organization in association with the Athens Archdiocese and the Apostoli charity and the Serbian Embassy in Athens.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated the damages from the devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina at around EUR 3B.
Official estimates of the cost are not available yet, but in its report the EBRD put the damage at around EUR 1.5-2 B in Serbia and about EUR 1.3B in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
LONDON - The devastating floods in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have already damaged their economies and will hit growth and inflation in the future as well, believes the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), adding that some very rough preliminary estimates put the damage in Serbia at around EUR 1.5-2 billion.
EBRD: Flood damage estimates between EUR 1.5-2 billion
BELGRADE -- The damage from the devastating floods in Serbia could reach between EUR 1.5-2 billion, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said.
In neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina, it could reach EUR 1.3 billion, according to preliminary estimates.
Albania’s inter-institutional commission for cooperation with the TAP pipeline on Monday said Albpetrol had launched a bid in the first booking phase for the pipeline on May 14.
The TAP AG, the consortium that controls implementation of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project, is expected to review the application.
BELGRADE - A two-day international conference on World War I, organized by the Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) will start in Belgrade on Friday.
CIRSD president Vuk Jeremic told Tanjug that the participants will focus on the geopolitical situation in the world in 1914 and the events leading to the outbreak of the Great War.
Bosnia's Council of Ministers on May 28 said the floods had affected about one-fifth of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, or around 10,000 square kilometres.
It said that almost 20,000 homes were flooded and that over 40,000 people had been forced from their homes, around half of whom sought shelter in collective centers and army barracks.
The Macedonian Red Cross said that some €260,000 had been gathered through the humanitarian telephone line that is still operational as well as from tickets to humanitarian aid concerts, events and theatre plays.
The Red Cross said it had also dispatched several convoys of trucks containing fresh water, food, sanitary necessities and clothes.