Commissioner Johannes Hahn: EU Stands Ready to Help Macedonia

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Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, extended Sunday his condolences to the families of victims of yesterday’s storm in Skopje and Tetovo regions.

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“My condolences to the families of victims of floods in Skopje and Tetovo. The EU stands ready to help,” Hahn wrote on his Twitter

Outgoing EU Ambassador to Macedonia Aivo Orav also offered deepest sympathies with families who have lost their loved ones during the floods.

He wished for a speedy recovery of the injured ones. A total of 21 people died in floods that hit the Macedonian capital, Skopje, following torrential rain.

Winds from the storm, which mainly hit the western and northwestern part of the country, were clocked at 72 to 80 kilometers per hour.