Saturday, December 8, 2018

Serbia approves more funds in 2019 to cope with population decline

Struggling to improve poor demographic outlook, Serbia increased funds for birth stimulation measures by 30 percent for next year, its ministry in charge of demography and population policy announced at a press conference on Friday.

Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, minister without portfolio in charge of demography and population policy, summed up the results of the 2018 measures and announced further moves to turn around the ongoing depopulation trend due to negative natural increase. She revealed that Serbia spent 500 million RSD (4.81 million U.S. dollars) in 2018 to improve its demographic situation, through various projects of local self-government for stimulation of birth.

Most of the money was spent on projects such as "arranging... Read More