The little Balkan republic of Kosovo is struggling with a host of problems: crime, corruption and, perhaps most acute, high unemployment. Many Kosovars are fleeing to Western Europe.
For Roma in Europe's youngest state, discrimination and a lack of opportunity have created a sense of hopelessness and driven many to look for work abroad. Morgan Meaker reports from the western Balkans.
At the risk of being labeled a catastrophe tourist, the German president has visited Marxloh, an area synonymous with crime and unemployment. But does it really deserve that reputation? DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is visiting six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. He has told DW that the key to accession progress is focusing on substance over speed.
In June 2003 in Thessaloniki, the EU promised that all Western Balkan countries could one day become member states. It is important to be consistent and do the right thing by keeping this promise, Krsto Lazarevic writes.
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