Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Serbia says ready for Kosovo compromise in view of EU membership

Serbia says ready for Kosovo compromise
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Wednesday that his country is ready for a compromise over Kosovo since resolving a dispute with its former province is key to its European Union bid.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Los países de la UE muestran división sobre la ampliación hacia los Balcanes

Los países de la UE muestran división sobre la ampliación hacia los Balcanes
Los países de la Unión Europea se mostraron hoy divididos respecto a la perspectiva abierta por Bruselas para los Balcanes Occidentales, una propuesta para seis Estados candidatos o potenciales a formar parte del bloque que es insuficiente para algunos y poco realista para otros.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Vienne propose à Bruxelles d'envoyer les réfugiés en Géorgie

Le chef de la diplomatie autrichienne a proposé d'implanter des centres d'accueil des réfugiés en dehors de l'UE, par exemple en Géorgie ou dans les Balkans occidentaux.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

No country thinks of Turks as invaders: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that far from being seen as invaders, people in Syria, Iraq, other Middle Eastern countries, North Africa, and the Balkans remember Turkish people from history as being “truehearted”.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Greece recalls Vienna envoy for consultations in migrant spat

Greece said on Thursday it was recalling its ambassador in Vienna for consultations, in an ongoing spat with Austria over the handling of Europe's migration crisis.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Croatia expects Balkan route countries to reach agreement on migrants

Croatian Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Wednesday he expected an agreement on migrants to be reached between the Balkan route countries on Thursday.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Top UN official on refugees welcomes EU agreement on plan for Western Balkans migration route

UN, 26 October 2015 – As European leaders met this week to hammer out a 17-point plan of action on the Western Balkans migration route for refugees and migrants fleeing Syria and other strife-torn regions, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees commended the fact that a consensus had been reached.

EU: 100,000 Places for Migrants in Reception Centers

The European Union -- in an effort to ease the burden on Greece and eastern European countries caused by the influx of migrants --says it will set up 100,000 places in reception centers in Greece and along the migrants' route through the Balkans.

Monday, September 14, 2015

EU Concerned About Influx of Undocumented Balkan Migrants

The European Union is concerned about the rising flow of undocumented migrants from the Balkans as it continues to struggle with tens of thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, a diplomatic source in Brussels said.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Serbian FM visits Kosovo first time since 1999 war

Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic Wednesday visited Pristina, capital of the breakaway Serbian province of Kosovo, marking the first visit to Kosovo by a Serbian official since the 1999 war.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The European Union's support to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina after the floods

European Commission, MEMO, Brussels, 23 May 2014:

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are struggling with overwhelming floods which have also had a serious impact on large parts of Croatia. Since the start of the emergency, the European Union has been showing solidarity with the affected countries and will continue to help them overcome and recover from the dramatic situation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

EU steps up assistance for flood victims in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as Commissioner Georgieva visits the region

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 20 May 2014:

The number of Member States which have offered assistance to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina has risen to nineteen in response to record-breaking floods which have caused widespread devastation. The European Commission is coordinating EU assistance, co-financing transportation costs and producing satellite imagery of the affected areas.

Monday, May 19, 2014

UN humanitarian chief rallies support for flood-hit Balkan regions

 UN, 19 May 2014 – Deeply concerned by the devastating floods in the Balkans – days of rainfall have reportedly submerged entire villages and triggered landslides across the region – the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator is rallying the international community to provide speedy assistance that can help save lives and put people on the road to recovery.

In a statement issued earlier today, Valerie Amos, who is also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, expressed concern about the flooding that has struck Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Aleksandar Vučić: Danger still not over. -"The end is not close, but we have more hope today"

BELGRADE - Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Sunday that the situation in Serbia was somewhat better, but that the threat from floods would remain over the next two days, mostly along the river Sava.

"The end is not close, but we have more hope today than we had yesterday," he said at a meeting of the national headquarters for emergencies.

The stabilisation has unfortunately occurred as the result of the Sava overflowing in other countries of the region (Bosnia-Herzegovina), but another rise in the water level will happen by Wednesday and that time should be used to prepare defences, he stated.

Überschwemmungen auf dem Balkan: Das Wasser geht zurück - das Leid bleibt

Das verheerende Balkan-Hochwasser fließt langsam ab, doch nun steigt die Zahl der Toten. Mindestens 40 Menschen sind bisher ums Leben gekommen. Aus Serbien werden 16 Opfer gemeldet, in Bosnien starben nach Behördenangaben bisher mindestens 27 Menschen, in Kroatien ertrank ein Mensch.

Allein in der nordbosnischen Stadt Doboj brachten Einsatzkräfte 20 Tote in die städtische Leichenhalle, wie der Bürgermeister mitteilte. In der Stadt stand das Wasser stellenweise noch bis zu vier Meter hoch.

Serbia evacuates 16,300 people from flood-stricken regions

About 78,000 houses in 13 municipal districts remain without electricity...

Serbia has evacuated 16,300 people from the flood-stricken areas in Obrenovac, Baric, Sremska Mitrovica, from the outskirts of Pozarevac, etc. People are being accommodated in schools, dormitories and institutes. Policemen, firefighters and a huge number of volunteers are involved in the rescue operations, the Serbian Interior Ministry reports.  


About 78,000 houses in 13 municipal districts remain without electricity; 2,060 facilities have been under-flooded and another 1,763 are under threat of inundation. The relief aid collected by the Serbian Interior Ministry has been distributed flooded and flood threatened areas.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

EU assistance underway for flood victims in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. - The EU Civil Protection Mechanism

© REUTERS Marko Djurica
European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 17 May 2014:

The European Union is providing coordinated assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which has been activated upon the request of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina due to severe flooding in both countries. 

Serbia's urgent request for high capacity water pumps and operational teams has been channelled through the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and was answered positively within a matter of hours by Bulgaria, Germany, Slovenia and Austria.

Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives. More casualties expected after the waters begin receding

Officials say they expect more casualties after the waters begin receding in the next few days....
 
Authorities in Serbia and Bosnia say at least 20 people have died in the two nations from the record flooding that has hit the Balkans this week.

In the eastern Bosnian town of Bijeljina, some 10,000 people were being evacuated Saturday after the rain-swollen Sava River surged through flood defenses.

In Serbia, emergency crews and soldiers used boats and helicopters to rescue thousands more who had been trapped in the town of Obrenovac, near Belgrade.

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