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Slovenia News 22 July 2014
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, Alenka Bratušek, and the Minister of Defence, Roman Jakič, attended a donor conference on aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. According to the latest information, conference participants have contributed funds totalling over 1.8 billion euros. 

At the press conference, the PM said that over 400 representatives of all major international organisations, member states and other representatives of the international community were attending. 

"The title of today's conference is 'Rebuilding Together', as we wish ensure funds for the immediately deal with the damage caused by the tragic events. The damage has been estimated at about 4 billion euros. Today, we collected the funds that are urgently needed in order for life to return to normal. In this respect, it is particularly necessary that children will be able to return to school in the autumn and that those who had to leave their homes will be able to return to them before winter," said the PM. 

In addition to 3.6 million euros contributed before the conference, Slovenia pledged an additional million euros. "Once again, there has been a show of solidarity among the countries, so I would like to thank again all of the countries that participated at the donor conference," said the PM.
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