Some of the best and brightest have been fleeing life in the Western Balkans in droves in recent decades. And there’s no end in sight.
Serbia’s recent announcement that its population had sunk to fewer than 7 million people was a jolting reminder about a serious crisis in the region.
The Western Balkans has a nagging people problem.
It is undeniable that decades of net migration out of the region and into wealthier nearby European countries — and further abroad to places like the United States, Canada, and Australia — is taking a toll.
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