Danube River Traffic Is Unblocked as Serbian Workers End Protest

A seven-day blockade of the Danube river at the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad ended today after workers protesting over unpaid wages, reached an agreement with an employer.

The Novi Sad-based Dunav Grupa Agregati AD agreed under government mediation to pay the six back monthly wages it owed, Deputy Transportation Minister Pavle Galic said in a phone interview today in Belgrade. The river traffic returned to normal this morning, allowing a few hundred barges to pass, he said.

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