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Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations

Humanitarian aid arriving from countries, organizations

BELGRADE -- The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan, and the OSCE.

In addition to assistance coming in daily from all parts of the world, Danish, Slovak and German water pump teams should arrive later in the day.

Relief aid coming in from all parts of the world

BELGRADE - The Serbian Interior Ministry said on Tuesday that relief aid for flood victims is expected to arrive from Japan and the OSCE and that, in addition to assistance coming in daily from all parts of the world, Danish, Slovak and German water pump teams should arrive later in the day.

Foreign investment to promote Macedonian textiles

Foreign investment to promote Macedonian textiles

An investment of $400 million would create one of Europe's biggest textile factories.

Macedonia hopes to be home to Europe’s biggest integrated textile production facility. [AFP]

Serbian Flood Relief Campaign Goes Viral

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.

Daniel Kaddik: EU Skepticism is Triggered by Lack of Communication

Daniel Kaddik is the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's Project Director for Southeast Europe. His fields of expertise include EU integration, the EU's Eastern Enlargement and its Eastern Partnership programs.

Samaras calls for stability after New Democracy's mixed results in local polls

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has challenged voters to show that “Greece has the stability it deserves” in next Sunday’s European Parliament elections and second round of local polls after voting in the first round on Sunday brought mixed results for the conservatives.

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

UN plane delivers aid, French rescuers arrive

BELGRADE -- The first part of a humanitarian aid shipment sent by the United Nations arrived in Belgrade late last night, the Ministry of the Interior (MUP) said.

It contained generators, water pumps, and rescue boats.

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Balkan female soldiers take greater role in peacekeeping missions

Women also obtain greater responsibilities in missions abroad.

Macedonian soldiers participate in a training exercise for a peacekeeping mission abroad. [Army of the Republic of Macedonia]

Macedonians Turn Out to Help Flooded Neighbours

Towns squares in Macedonia were filled on Sunday with people donating and packing shipments of food, clothing and other equipment, as part of a nationwide effort to help flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia.

More countries send assistance to flood-hit Serbia

BELGRADE - Eight EU member countries sent assistance on Friday to Serbia which has been hit by severe floods, as well as Russia, the U.S., Israel, Croatia and Macedonia, while the Serbian diaspora launched aid actions.

Serbia Battles to Control Extent of Flood Disaster

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.

Macedonia helps Serbia and Bosnia

Macedonia helps Serbia and Bosnia

SKOPJE -- The Macedonian government decided to send 75 special unit members as assistance to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The team is made up of members of the ministries of Interior and defense, and the Protection and Rescue Directorate.

Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

Serbia receiving help from increasing number of countries

BELGRADE -- The Slovenian government sent on Friday the assistance to Serbia for countering the floods and the aid exceeds the announced quantities.

Macedonia sends special units and drainage pumps as aid

SKOPJE - The Macedonian government decided at its Friday session to send 75 special unit members of its Ministry of Interior and Defence Ministry and the Protection and Rescue Directorate as assistance to flood-hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).

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