17 June 2019
  • 09:44 MAY HOT TOPICS: EC delivers its latest report on progress in Balkans; Merkel supports Croatia’s bid to join Euro and Schengen; Serbia and Bosnia threaten retaliation against Kosovo tariffs; EU elections deliver (almost) expected results in Slovenia and Croatia; Uljanik starts bankruptcy proceedings
  • 14:41 What are the expectations in Western Balkans after the EU elections?
  • 13:22 Top events in June
  • 13:10 Looking for New Identity
  • 13:04 How do shifts in international political economy affect national politics?

It is estimated that since 2000 Serbia lost the population that amounts to those one of Niš and Novi Sad – 654,000 people have left the country since then. According to German federal office for migration, 19,000 Serbs settled in Germany in the first half of 2018, 2,000 more than the year before. The year that saw the biggest exodus was 2015, when around 60,000 inhabitants left Serbia, with most of those moving to Germany. Concerned about the figures, the Serbian government launched a coordinating body for economic migrations to deal with this issue. Members of the body include academics, government officials, and other experts, whose task is to address and resolve the causes of the massive migration out of Serbia. “A strategy for preventing economic migration will be provided by a team of experts who will have the logistical support of the government without any political interference. Our aim is to change the way of thinking and the circumstances which cause young people to leave. We have to deal with this issue before we become part of the European family,” was a comment by the Serbian minister for labour Zoran Đorđević, as reported in the daily Politika.


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