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At over 20 locations in Belgrade and at others all over Serbia, the Red Cross has been collecting food, clothes and other necessities for around 25,000 people evacuated from their homes after the severe flooding of recent days.
At the same time humanitarian aid is arriving from Russia, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and other countries.
Josipovic promoted Croatia’s energy independence policy among influential circles and think tanks during a week-long visit to Washington.
PM: Fewer flood victims than first thought
BELGRADE -- Serbia has been affected by "millennial waters" PM Aleksandar Vučić said on Sunday as he chaired an emergency HQ set up to deal with the catastrophic floods.
The sad fact that there has been "a spillover" of rivers upstream in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina has given Serbia more time, according to him.
Thousands of rescuers in boats and police and army in helicopters are trying to prevent further damage in the town of Obrenovac, south of Belgrade, after the Kolubara river burst its banks and flooded 90 per cent of the town.
The Interior Ministry said more than 4,000 people had been evacuated already from Obrenovac, and more requests for evacuation are coming.
Prime Minister Milanovic on Thursday said that Croatia would apply join the Schengen zone on July 1, 2015, two years after joining the European club.
"One year ago, I said that one of our cabinet's major goals would be to make Croatia fit to formally apply for membership of the Schengen zone in the shortest possible time after joining the EU, that is, two years," Milanovic said.
ZAGREB - Entire Croatia is struggling with the consequences of Thursday's storms and heavy rainfall - the situation is the most dramatic in the Slavonia and Posavina regions, with many homes flooded by overflowing rivers and some parts of the country declared natural disaster areas.
Regional countries offer assistance to Serbia
PODGORICA -- Montenegrin PM Milo Đukanović sent a telegram expressing condolences to his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić for the victims of floods in Serbia.