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Income inequality reaches highest levels since records begin: OECD

Income inequality has reached record highs in most OECD countries and remains at even higher levels in many emerging economies, said the organization in a new report. The richest 10 per cent of the population in the OECD now earn 9.6 times the income of the poorest 10 per cent, up from 7:1 in the 1980s and 9:1 in the 2000s, according to the OECD report. 

Romania Doubles Child Benefit to Boost Population

The lower chamber of the Romanian parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, on Wednesday agreed to double child benefit from 42 lei (some 9.3 euro) to 84 lei per month, in a bid to stimulate population growth. All 322 MPs voted in favour of the law.

Erdo?an says he is satisfied with the AKP's election manifesto

Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu has submitted the ruling Justice and Development Party?s (AKP) draft election manifesto, which includes the adoption of the presidential system among its priorities, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has revealed, expressing his satisfaction with its content.

Summit of regional parties of pensioners held in Belgrade

BELGRADE - The summit of regional parliamentary parties of pensioners has been held in Belgrade under the slogan "The world belongs to us too" and the chairmanship of Party of United Pensioners of Serbia (PUPS) leader Milan Krkobabic.

Status of Serbian community in Slovenia should be resolved

BELGRADE - Head of the Serbian parliament committee for the diaspora Janko Veselinovic has met with Slovenian officials and pointed out the unresolved status of the Serbian community in that country.

Flood response shows citizens want co-operation, not violence

Flood response shows citizens want co-operation, not violence

Efforts to assist victims of recent flooding demonstrated the region's commitment to peaceful co-existence.

The recent flooding in Macedonia drew assistance from around the region. [Miki Trajkovski/SETimes]

Number of Single-Member Households in Bulgaria Records Increase - NSI

According to data from the latest population census, which took place in 2011, slightly over 3 million households live in Bulgaria, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) reports.

The data reveals both a clear absolute and relative increase in the number of single-member households from 662 853 in 2001 to 925 385 in 2011.

Serbia told to free detained Falun Gong members

Serbia told to free detained Falun Gong members

BRUSSELS -- European parliament member Eduard Kukan has asked in a statement issued late on Wednesday that Serbia releases all activist detained in Belgrade.

Serbian citizen caught smuggling 68 kilos of cocaine

Serbian citizen caught smuggling 68 kilos of cocaine

LJUBLJANA -- A citizen of Serbia was arrested in Slovenia for attempting to smuggle some 68 kilograms of cocaine in a truck he drove, the local police said.

"Smugglers charge Kurdish migrants up to EUR 4,000"

"Smugglers charge Kurdish migrants up to EUR 4,000"

PODGORICA -- Turkish citizens are enlisting the help of transportation firms and taxi drivers from Montenegro to smuggle illegal migrants, mostly Kurds.

Support from region for Serbian trade unions' request

BELGRADE - The Regional Conference of Trade Unions of the Financial Sector of South-East Europe (SEE) adopted a declaration supporting colleagues from Serbia who are opposing the adoption of the proposed labor law without a public debate.

Call for Serbs to vote in Slovenian parliamentary poll

BELGRADE - Serbian Diaspora Assembly delegate for Slovenia Nikola Todorovic called on Monday on the Serbs living in Slovenia to take vote in the snap parliamentary poll there on July 13.

One in three Greek children overweight, OECD reports

One in three Greek children is overweight or obese, according to a new report published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which found that Greece, Italy, Slovenia and the US have the highest levels of child obesity among the OECD’s 34 member countries.

Greeks are the EU's unhappiest workers, report finds

Greece is the only country among the European Union's 28 members states where fewer than half of its workers claim to be dissatisfied with working conditions, a poll published by Eurobarometer on Thursday has found.