Refugees from Montenegro have virtually no chance of being granted asylum in Germany. Still, many are fleeing their tiny republic, where nepotism and rampant corruption have bred high unemployment.
All talk, no action? Cooperative economic projects have been the hot topic as a conference between leaders from the EU and Western Balkan countries begins. But EU expansion in the region remains as elusive as ever.
The German Green Party has called on the government to re-assess Germany's list of "safe countries of origin." The party believes that many countries on the list, especially Ghana and Senegal, are not safe at all.
Kristina and Luka are hoping for the virtually impossible - to be granted asylum in Germany despite being Albanian. They didn’t leave the Balkan country just for material reasons.
On Saturday, Montenegro marks a decade since it separated from Serbia. But opinions differ as to whether there is really anything to celebrate. Ten scenes from 10 years in the smallest EU candidate country.
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