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EBRD Estimates Cost of Flood Damages in Serbia and B&H At EUR 3 B

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.

EBRD: Flood damage to Serbia EUR 1.5-2 billion

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

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 Eyes Gasification Via TAP Pipeline

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.

Marko Blagojevic appointed head of office for reconstruction

BELGRADE - The Serbian government on Thursday instructed the relevant public enterprises to start the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges within the next seven days, appointing Marko Blagojevic as head of the Office for reconstruction and aid for the flooded regions.

International conference on WWI starts Friday in Belgrade

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 Starts Summing up Bill For Floods

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.

Macedonia Gathers Cash, Sends Aid, to Stricken Neighbours

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.

No danger of animal disease outbreaks

BELGRADE - Most flood-hit areas in Serbia have been cleaned up to remove the carcasses of animals killed in the floods, while the rescued animals are under veterinary supervision and there is no danger of disease outbreaks, director of Serbia's Veterinary Directorate Dejan Bugarski said Wednesday.

Reunion of JHA ministers of SEECP countries in Bucharest

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.

India, FIBA, Austrian region help flood victims

India, FIBA, Austrian region help flood victims

BELGRADE -- The government of India has sent USD 100,000 of financial assistance as immediate aid to the people of Serbia, which has been hit by catastrophic floods.

This was announced by the Indian embassy in Belgrade.

FIBA donates EUR 100,000 for flood victims

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.

EU allocates EUR 65 million aid for Serbia, BiH

BELGRADE - In addition to immediate humanitarian aid provided so far to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), the European Commission has allocated an extra EUR 65 million to tackle the aftermath of severe floods, and the money will be available by the end of June.

Tyrol joins aid efforts for flood victims

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.