A marked generation fights the war-image

A marked generation fights the war-image

War tore apart Yugoslavia only two decades ago and divided families, towns and friends into ethnical groups. It left the rest of the world with a clear and simplistic narrative, in most cases with Serbia as the nationalistic aggressor and the rest of the region as mere victims. A new generation of Serbs, who didn’t experience the war, fight the stereotype of Serbia as a bloodthirsty country. And that is far from easy. Coen van…

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Lack of babies jeopardises Polish future

Lack of babies jeopardises Polish future

The fountain of youth is drying up fast in Poland, faster than in the rest of Europe. The number of children and teenagers is in fast decline. The average Polish mother has 1.3 children; the third lowest in the EU, but their Polish sisters in countries like Germany or the UK have 2.2 children. Meanwhile persistent emigration is draining the work forces of today. By Olivia Kortas & Kasper Goethals Kasper Goethals

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Vukovar: Still divided by war

Vukovar: Still divided by war

The war between Croatia and Serbia may be over but in border town Vukovar, which was one of the most destroyed places, a new generation inherits the stories of the war-generation before them due to heavy separation. Coen van de Ven

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