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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.
Massive storm causing flooding, gale force winds in region
SARAJEVO, ZAGREB, LJUBLJANA -- A large storm system that has engulfed the region and much of Europe beyond has caused flooding, strong winds, and damage in Bosnia, Croatia, and Slovenia.
In Serbia, the government decided to declare a state of emergency.
Croatian PM says Ukraine is "falling apart"
ZAGREB -- Croatian PM Zoran Milanović has said that Ukraine was disintegrating as a state, while Russia "crossed the line of what is permissible" when it comes to Crimea.
Speaking for Croatian Radio, he noted that the situation in Ukraine was "far too complex to be summarized in two sentences," and added:
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BELGRADE - The identification of remains of 19 Serb victims killed during the armed conflicts in the territory of the former Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995 in Croatia was carried out at the Department of Forensic Medicine and Criminalistics of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, in the presence of family members.