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Nikolic: 2023 inflation likely to remain in double figures

BELGRADE - In 2023, Serbian inflation is expected to remain in double figures and may be expected to fall below 10 pct only at the end of the year, says Radojka Nikolic, editor of the Biznis and Ekonometar economic magazines.

PM brushes off Turkish warnings

In a stern response to Turkey's threats over Greek plans to extend territorial waters around the island of Crete, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Friday that "Greece will not be told how to handle its sovereign claims." 

Baby girl with Covid-19 airlifted to Athens hospital

A seven-month girl with Covid-19 was on Friday airlifted from the island of Amorgos in the Cyclades to a hospital in Athens after suffering from breathing difficulties.

A Fire Service helicopter was used to respond to the incident.

No more information was immediately available.

Vucic receives group of Serb children from Slovenia

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Friday hosted a Christmas Eve reception for a group of about thirty ethnic Serb children from Slovenia who are visiting Belgrade for the Christmas holidays.

He chatted with the children and handed out Christmas presents to them.

Greece increases tension in Aegean for domestic political purposes: Akar

Greece is not responding to Türkiye's calls for dialogue and intentionally increases tension in the Aegean Sea due to looming elections, the Turkish defense minister has said, repeating Ankara's proposal for the resumption of military-to-military talks.

Early retirement allowed in 2023

The door to retirement before the age of 62 remains open for thousands of workers both in the public and private sectors, provided they met the special conditions envisaged in the previous years.

Epiphany celebrated in Greece

An orthodox faithful catches a wooden crucifix during Epiphany day celebrations in Piraeus near Athens, Friday. Epiphany marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas, but not all Orthodox Christian churches celebrate it on the same day.
[Louiza Vradi/Reuters]

Türkiye, US jointly freeze assets of ISIL affiliates

Türkiye and the United States decided to take joint action on freezing the assets of five individuals and two legal persons identified as financing the ISIL, the Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Jan.5.

Further information on the matter can be obtained from a published decision by the Turkish Ministry of Treasury and Finance, said the statement.

Opposition alliance to begin talks for choosing joint candidate

The six-party opposition alliance has decided to begin internal consultations for naming the opposition's joint presidential candidate who will run against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Türkiye's one of the most critical elections slated to take place this spring.