Western Balkans policymakers often complain that their best minds are leaving. But they do so without offering any solution how to fix this issue.
What must be done to make life attractive enough at home to not see everyone go abroad?
Pessimism is real, but scapegoating the EU for the slow transformation of the Western Balkans is unfair.
What does the EU mean to people in the Western Balkans?
With Theresa May greatly weakened, and the UK likely facing new elections and/or a new Prime Minister soon, it makes little sense for the EU to negotiate with her in earnest.
Theresa May has long been obsessed with immigration. On that issue, she has managed to connect with some UK voters.
With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.
It’s not a foregone conclusion that Germany always has the upper hand economically over France.
Why Germany’s Angela Merkel felt compelled to end the Tories’ delusions