42nd Workshop of the Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe" - Policy Recommendations
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Recent developments in South East Europe (SEE), in particular in its Western Balkan (WB) region, have been characterized by regression rather than progress in improving socioeconomic conditions and promoting democratization as well as the rule of law. Regional relations continue to be strained by unresolved legacies from the wars of the 1990s and current conflicts over
political status issues. Against this backdrop, hopes for positive social and political change rest on the young generation in the WB. In response to the non-improving living conditions, hundreds of thousands of mostly well-qualified and young citizens have left the WB countries in the past ten years, mainly for the West. The general regional trend shows shrinking populations.