Bosnian mayors urge for help to deal with migrant crisisAdriatic Journal 26 July 2018
Heads of USK municipalities in BiH met today with the Minister for Human Rights and Refugees Semiha Boravac to discuss migrant crisis in their areas. About 30 local government representatives from the USK also gathered in front of BiH parliament to raise awareness about the migrant crisis in their canton. Bihać mayor, Šuhret Fazlić said this problem cannot be the sole responsibility of municipalities, cities or cantons since they don’t have the authority to manage the crisis. »The goal of our protest is to point out how serious the situation with migrants is, especially in Bihać and Velika Kladuša, and to insist that the Council of Ministers and Minister of Security Dragan Mektić star working in accordance with the law,« Fazlić said earlier.
The construction of Pelješac bridge in Croatia will begin next week. Representatives of Croatian Roads will submit all the necessary documentation to the representatives of China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) on Monday when the log of construction works will also be opened. According to the contract, the construction of the bridge must be completed within three years. The project is worth HRK 2bn. The European Union co-finances the project with EUR 357m, which represents 85% of acceptable costs. The Pelješac bridge will be almost two and a half kilometers long, 24 meters wide and 55 meters high.
Serbia remains the largest exporter of goods to Kosovo and thus remains its biggest regional partner, according to data from the Kosovo Statistical Office. Kosovo imports from Serbia twice as many goods as it does from Albania. The share of Kosovo’s exports to the countries that are part of the CEFTA network reached EUR 17.4m in June, or about 47% of all Kosovo exports. The key exporting countries for Kosovo are Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. The share of imports from countries affiliated with CEFTA increased by a tenth. In total, imports from the CEFTA network amounted to more than EUR 80m or 26.4% of all imports.