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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.
Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers of the countries participating in the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) reunite on Wednesday and Thursday in Bucharest at the Parliament Palace to tackle the regional cooperation on illegal migration and human trafficking, police collaboration, fight against corruption, and enhancement of judicial cooperation.
BELGRADE - The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has donated EUR 100,000 as aid to the flood-hit population in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.
"The three Balkan nations were devastated by floods and subsequent landslides, with more than 50 people killed and tens of thousands displaced after losing their homes," FIBA said.
VIENNA - The government of the Austrian state of Tyrol has decided to join the aid efforts for the victims of the floods in Southeastern Europe.
Tyrol President Guenther Platter said after a meeting of the government that Tyrol would provide EUR 150,000 as aid for the flooded areas in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.