Saturday, 20. December 2014
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Flood hit Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will receive 500,000 EUR each from Austria, the Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has announced.
The money will help go towards repairing the damage caused by the severe floods that have hit the area in recent weeks, which have left at least 62 people dead in eastern Europe.
The announcement was made by Kurz in Vienna on Monday during a meeting with Foreign Ministers from the respective countries, Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić and Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumd×ija.
The meeting took place at a conference of the Central European Initiative (CEI), a regional forum committed to supporting European integration through cooperation among its Member States.
According to the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dačić thanked Austria for the aid that has already been sent to Serbia following the floods.
The news of the new financial aid follows the resources sent by Austria already to the flood hit areas, including 77 firemen, 17 trucks and six boats sent to Serbia. The Austrian public have also been sending in donations, particularly from the Slovak, Bosnian and Croat immigrant communities in the country.
Areas of Austria were also hit by floods last month, although the rescue and clean up operation that involved over 1000 firemen was able to be completed within a few days.
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