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EUR 1.8 bn pledged for Serbia and Bosnia

EUR 1.8 bn pledged for Serbia and Bosnia

BRUSSELS -- A total of EUR 1.846 billion worth of aid for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina was raised at the donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday.

This was announced by European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva at the conclusion of the conference.

Dacic: As region, we belong to EU system of values

BRUSSELS – Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic said at a donor conference for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) in Brussels Wednesday that the Balkan region had shown through solidarity and cooperation during the flooding in May that it belonged to the system of values fostered by the European Union and that the misfortune showed how important it w

Udovicki: Rehabilitation will start by end of August

BELGRADE – The rehabilitation of the flood-affected regions in Serbia should begin by the end of August and it will be carried out depending on the type of program and priorities, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Kori Udovicki said late on Wednesday.

EUR 995 million allocated for Serbia

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said that EUR 995 million in favorable loans and grants had been earmarked for Serbia at the international donors’ conference for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in Brušels on Wednesday, adding that he was very pleased and proud about it.

Fule Urges Solidarity at Flood Aid Conference

The EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fuele, called on the international donors' conference, which opened in Brussels on Wednesday, to show solidarity when pledging assistance to flood-hit Bosnia and Serbia.

"I hope we can use this moment of solidarity to help ensure that the countries of this region never have to endure the same destruction as we witnessed in May," he said.

Nikolic extends gratitude for solidarity and support

BRUSSELS - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic thanked on Wednesday all participants of the donors' conference for the solidarity and support that they have been giving to Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) hit by the severe floods in May.

Serbia reduces foreign exchange deficit by 23 percent

Serbia reduces foreign exchange deficit by 23 percent

BELGRADE -- Serbia's external trade totaled USD 35.16 billion in 2013, which constitutes a 16.6 percent increase relative to the previous year.

The country has managed to reduce its foreign exchange deficit by 22.9 percent, the Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (RZS) said on Wednesday.

Floods Cause Havoc in Bulgarian Resort

Torrential rains in Bulgaria have caused the rivers Ropotamo and Dyavolska to overflow and flood the Black Sea town of Primorsko.

The Dyavolska river flooded one of Primorsko’s beaches, thus forming two separate ones. The water carried a café and a vehicle into the sea.

Bosnia's Radoncic Shruggs Off Kelmendi Row

Media mogul and former Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic has been forced on the defensive following reports that he was mentioned by name during the reading of the indictment of Naser Kelmendi, who is being tried in Kosovo for murder among other grave offences.

Films about floods mark start of Donor Conference

BRUSSELS - Three films about the May floods in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and about the reaction from the international community to the event marked the start of the Donor Conference in Brussels on Wednesday under the motto Rebuilding Together, which will be used to help repair the damage caused by the natural disaster.

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

A court in the Netherlands ruled Wednesday that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.

Six young Serbian mathematicians win six medals

Six young Serbian mathematicians win six medals

BELGRADE -- A team of six Serbian high school students that took part in the 55th International Mathematical Olympiad in Cape Town has returned home with six medals.

The Serbian youths competed with 560 of their peers from 101 countries from around the world, winning one gold, three silver, and two bronze medals.

Indictment for war crimes against Serb civilians in Odzak

SARAJEVO - The prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Prosecutor's Office has raised an indictment against four former members of the Croatian Defence Council suspected of rape, torture and sexual abuse of Serb women in the area of Odzak, northern part of the Bosniak and Croatian entity of Bosnia-Herzegovina, during the war in the former Yugoslavia, in the

Merkel Hails Balkans’ EU Progress in Dubrovnik

Merkel stressed that the countries of South-eastern Europe, SEE, have an ally in Germany as they continue on their path to membership of the European Union.

The Chancellor, widely seen as Europe’s most powerful leader, was attending the Brdo-Brijuni summit, which gathers political leaders from all the states of former Yugoslavia plus Albania.

SEE leaders want better cooperation and EU enlargement

DUBROVNIK - The participants of a meeting of the leaders of the Brdo-Brijuni process have concluded they will support and strengthen the already improved regional cooperation and cooperation between the region and the EU, which will help the EU enlargement.