Cvijanovic, Lidington: EU ready to redirect funds to assist flooded areas

Sarajevo – Republika Srpska Prime Minister Zeljka Cvijanovic said today in Sarajevo that the EU and Great Britain expressed their readiness to quickly redirect funds from projects that were not realised to assist recovery of flooded areas of BiH.
Cvijanovic told reporters that at separate meetings with the British Minister for Europe, David Lidington, and the Head of the EU Delegation to BiH, Peter Sorensen, prospects were reviewed for securing additional funds for aid to flooded areas, this in addition to loans and projects that are being implemented together with international financial organisations.

“It is good that everyone has reacted very quickly, from international financial institutions to the EU, which is often burdened by procedural issues,” Cvijanovic said, stressing that this was in the focus of her talks with Sorensen.

She stressed that she informed Sorensen and Lidington that infrastructure needs to be reconstructed and the economy revived in areas hit by floods.

“We should do everything in our power to renew agriculture and save everything that can be saved,” Cvijanovic said and stressed that recovery was the crucial word in all her meetings with international officials.