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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.