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Bregu: As of July 1, roaming costs in the entire Western Balkans will be zero
Text: Hana Imamović, FENA Photo/Nedim Karalić
SARAJEVO, April 25 (FENA) - The countries of the Western Balkans, as well as all other countries in the world at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, focused on procurement of emergency supplies, goods and necessary medical equipment, and the governments quickly offered a response to prevent the spread of the virus, said Majlinda Bregu, Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) in an interview with FENA.
She recalled that governments have faced more or less public criticism, but the biggest problem will be mitigating consequences the pandemic has left on the economy.
“This is currently the biggest problem we face. I think that together we could respond to the crisis because we need to think about the future. The region has been affected in recent years by various crises such as floods, earthquakes, and then came the pandemic,” reminded Bregu.
She expressed satisfaction that the RCC was an institution that led common approaches to various issues, such as the regional initiative for the establishment of so-called green lanes, which play an important role in preserving the economy of the Western Balkans since the coronavirus pandemic has started.
In the past year, the waiting time for trucks with medical equipment, medicines, food and animal feed at the border crossings of the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) countries has been halved.