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Bosnia Says One Million People Affected by Floods

“More than a million people are without water, around a quarter of the population has been endangered by this catastrophe,” Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdija said on Monday.

Some 100,000 houses have been damages across the country, he added.

Administration:Humanitarian aid delivery made easier

BELGRADE - Serbia's Customs Administration has issued an order to all customs posts to view the humanitarian aid process as a priority and it simplified the procedure of the aid delivery to their destinations in flood-hit parts of Serbia as much as possible.

Psychologists to help flood victims

BELGRADE - In the wake of the catastrophic floods in Serbia, psychologists from the Ministry of Defence, the Serbian Armed Forces, health care and academic institutions and Unicef are participating in Psychological First Aid, a campaign aimed at providing support to evacuees, rescue teams and teams to be involved in rehabilitation operations in flood-hit areas.

OSCE Urges Ukraine to Free Russian Journalists

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has called on Ukraine to release two Russian reporters who were detained on Sunday.

The OSCE's representative on freedom of the media, Dunja Mijatovic, has urged Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov to release the Russian reporters who were captured on Sunday, ITAR-TASS reported.

Sofia's Public Transport Tests Electric Bus

Sofia's public transport started tests of the of first electric bus in the city. 

It can run without batteries using a cutting edge ultra-capacitor technology and can travel 20 km with a single charge. The charging itself takes several minutes.

Serbia can count on assistance from EU fund

Serbia can count on assistance from EU fund

BELGRADE -- Serbia can count on EUR 1 billion worth of aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund in dealing with the long-term consequences of the catastrophic floods.

Building of flood barriers stepped up along River Sava

SID - Efforts to build flood barriers have been stepped up in the villages of the municipality of Sid - where the River Sava enters Serbia - with the river now overflowing after barriers in Croatia caved in.

"Epidemiological situation under control"

"Epidemiological situation under control"

BELGRADE -- The epidemiological situation in Serbia is under control, and is being constantly monitored, said Doctor Bojana Grgić.

This epidemiologist with the Belgrade-based Public Health Institute Milan Jovanović Batut spoke for Tanjug on Monday.

Young Bulgarian Talent Joins Sporting Lisbon

Litex Lovech have sold 20-year-old midfielder Simeon Slavchev to Sporting Lisbon.

The initial contract will be for 3 seasons, with the option of another 2-year extension, quoted Litex manager Stoycho Stoilov as saying.

The Portuguese sports site Record informed that the transfer fee is EUR 2.5 M.

Bulgaria's Unemployment Expected to Stop Rising

Experts from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) expect that in 2014 the unemployment in the country will stop rising, and might even decrease. 

The annual report of the BAS on unemployment and inequality trends in Bulgaria found, that the employment rate would rise very slightly in 2014 and will entirely depend on the growth of the GDP. 

Parliament to discuss draft statute of Vojvodina on Tuesday

BELGRADE - The Serbian parliament has released that its sitting, during which a draft statute of Vojvodina should be discussed, was postponed to Tuesday.

Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic informed MPs that the third sitting of the first regular session will be held on May 20, the release specified.

Army sets up pontoon bridge in Kraljevo municipality

KRALJEVO - The West Morava River and torrential rivers and streams in the Kraljevo region, central Serbia, have receded back into their beds, leaving behind more than one thousand destroyed houses, and the flooding waters have washed away or damaged 12 bridges, whose replacement with pontoon constructions is underway.

Epidemiological situation in Serbia under control

BELGRADE - The epidemiological situation in Serbia is under control, and is being constantly monitored, doctor Bojana Grgic, an epidemiologist at the Belgrade-based Public Health Institute Milan Jovanovic Batut, told Tanjug on Monday.

25,000 Evacuated in Serbian Floods

Serbia's Ministry of Interior says it has evacuated 25,070 people in the areas most threatened by flooding.

In the town of Obrenovac, near the capital Belgrade, 7,800 people have been evacuated, Tanjug agency reported. The town has been almost completely flooded after heavy rains poured over the past days.