BELGRADE – June 29 marks the Danube Day, and Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic said on Sunday that it is a significant day because the Danube River connects 14 European countries.

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The year 2014 is the 10th anniversary of the Danube Day, and activities organised across Serbia will be part of aid efforts in the wake of the floods that have hit Serbia, said a statement from the office of Parliament Speaker Gojkovic, who has backed the events.

Natural disasters have once again demonstrated the need for stronger regional cooperation, and its importance is also identified in the Danube Strategy, a European Union project, the statement said.

As a Danubian nation and a country that is on its path towards the European Union, Serbia is taking an active part in implementing the Danube Strategy, which offers an opportunity for progress not only to the Danubian region, but Europe as a whole.

The Serbian Parliament will continue to contribute to the Danube Strategy by backing active projects and identifying new forms of cooperation, the statement said

The 2nd Conference of Danube Parliamentarians on October 3 in Budapest, to be attended by a delegation of the Serbian Parliament, will be the next opportunity for this, the statement also said.

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