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Croatia sets aside funds for neighboring countries

Croatia sets aside funds for neighboring countries

ZAGREB -- Croatia has decided to send humanitarian aid worth EUR 100,000 to Serbia and Bosnia each, and thus help the neighboring countries cope with the floods.

Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić explained that her ministry has a sum allocated each year for humanitarian aid to those affected by disasters abroad.

Three-day national mourning, danger still present

Three-day national mourning, danger still present

BELGRADE -- Flags are flying at half-mast in Serbia as the nation observes three days of mourning for those who lost their lives in the worst flooding in over a century.

Three-day national mourning, danger still lurking

BELGRADE - Flags are flying at half-mast in Serbia on Wednesday due to a three-day period of national mourning that has been declared for the lives lost in the worst flooding that hit the country in over a century.

Copenhagen Choir to stage humanitarian concert Thursday

BELGRADE - As part of its Balkan tour, the Copenhagen Music Choir, directed by Ole Reuss Schmidt, will stage a humanitarian concert at the Slavija Theatre in Belgrade on Thursday evening.

The choir will continue its international tour by May 30 in Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia, Batric Zarkovic, Slavija Theatre founder and director, has said.

Djokovic reiterates aid appeal

MONTE CARLO - Serbia's top-ranking male tennis player Novak Djokovic has taken part in the traditional football match in Monte Carlo, a charity event for children around the world that involves sport stars and Formula 1 drivers.

He reiterated his appeal for aid for Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, which have been hit by unprecedented floods.

UNWTO calls on tourists to visit Serbia, BiH, Croatia

BELGRADE - Taleb Rifai, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), has called on tourists to continue to visit destinations and establishments still in operation in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and Croatia as this can help to speed up rebuilding efforts.

Serbia Battles to Save Power Plant From Floods

Workers of the Nikola Tesla A power plant have gathered with volunteers and colleagues from the state power giant EPS in Obrenovac, southwest of Belgrade, to build an additional bulwark around the plant and protect it from potential flooding.

"We are not tired and we will work as long as necessary," one of the workers said.

Humanitarian aid arrives from Sweden

BELGRADE - Humanitarian aid including three tons of canned food, water, and clothes arrived at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport from the Kingdom of Sweden for the flood-affected citizens in Serbia.

Corruption Hampers Bulgaria's Economic Growth – IMF

Economic growth in Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary are hampered by corruption, according to Aasim Husain, Deputy Director in the European Department of the IMF.

Scale of disaster ten times greater than in region - PM

Scale of disaster ten times greater than in region - PM

BELGRADE -- The scale of the disaster caused by the floods is ten times larger in Serbia than in other countries of the region, Tanjug quoted Aleksandar Vučić as saying.

Speaking on Tuesday, he also "expressed hope that this will not be reflected by the number of casualties."

Floods in Eastern Croatia Force Thousands to Flee

While Serbia and Bosnia are at the epicentre of the worst floods in the Balkans in over a century, neighbouring Croatia has not been left unscathed, especially in the east, near the Serbian border.

The worst affected areas are Slavonski Šamac and Županja in Croatia’s eastern Vukovar-Syrmia County.

Government declares three-day mourning

BELGRADE - The Serbian government on Tuesday declared a three-day period of mourning for May 21-23 for the many victims of the catastrophic floods in Serbia.

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that the state of emergency declared across the country could end on Friday.

Svilanovic: Help from EU to arrive in several stages

BRUSSELS - Serbia can count on European Union’s assistance in several stages and based on several grounds, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Goran Svilanovic said Monday.