With corruption und crime rampant in Albania, many young people are trying to leave the country. But some are staying put or returning from abroad to start new companies in Albania. The start-up generation is here.
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.
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.
Sky-high youth unemployment is driving emigration from Balkan nations. As young talent leaves, their homelands' economic prospects dim further.
As Greece continues to struggle with the influx of refugees, some EU countries hope that its northern neighbor Macedonia can deter them. Amid a deep political crisis, the Balkan country is a questionable choice.
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