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Today's presentation of the new online platform for Monitoring Social Situation in Serbia MONS ( highlighted that the great increase in inequality has negative consequences on economic growth and stability of the society.

To reduce the gap between the rich and the poor in Serbia, it is necessary to improve the policies that contribute to higher employability, such as education policy, lifelong learning and active employment policies. This was presented today at the presentation of a new online platform "Monitoring of the Social Situation in Serbia" (MONS).

Social enterprises, in addition to realization of their economic function through the sale of products and services on the market, have an important social role to contribute to solving social issues. This was concluded at a conference organized by the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics FREN.

Exports of goods and services are for a few years growing more than 10 percent annually - Balance of services in the green. - The current account deficit in 2016 of 1.4 billion is the lowest in the past 15 years. 

Exports of services of telecommunications, as well as communication and information services, increased by 21 percent in the last year compared to the previous, and their surplus surpassed the 317.4 million euros achieved in 2015 for 28.3 percent.

According to the research of Mirjana Gligoric and Milojko Arsic, associates of the Foundation for the Advancement of Economics, in the past few years Serbia recorded a strong growth in exports of services, also increasing their positive balance, which significantly contributes to the reduction of the current deficit.

Jelena Žarković Rakić, director of FREN, on "How to reduce child poverty in Serbia" at regional television station "N1".

Jelena Žarković Rakić, director of FREN, on "How to reduce child poverty in Serbia" at Belgrade television station "Studio B"

In contrast to the opinion of the citizens of Switzerland, for the introduction of a universal income would vote 64% of EU citizens, if they got the chance in a referendum.

Saša Ranđelović,executive editor of QM for N1 warns: Savings must be used for investments, not for consumption.