Seeds of change planted in Serbian Agriculture

Seeds of change planted in Serbian Agriculture

A fifth of the Serbian working population is employed in agriculture and has been so for generations. But with EU integration and the ever present global competition, the farmers of the future will face challenges. Euroviews digs in. Belgrade & Gakovo, Serbia – “We are not afraid of competition. We make good products here in Serbia,” he says, standing next to a large tractor in the middle of a vast farmland, where a large chunk…

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Love in spite of a crisis

Love in spite of a crisis

Many aspects of life for young Greeks changed after the economic crisis hit. Unemployment and financial insecurity is one of many factors that slows life down for the Greek youth. A lot of things in their lives are postponed, staying with your parents until you are half way in to your thirties is not unusual. The lack of independence has caused young Greeks to start a family later in life and prospects of marriage and…

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‘Casual National’ as the savior of traditional Serbian values

‘Casual National’ as the savior of traditional Serbian values

For a society that is gradually moving to the west, a radical nationalist movement is appealing for youngsters afraid of their country shaking off its traditional values. “My parents and neighbours are proud of me,” says the 21-year-old Dobrica Petrić. Coen van de Ven

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Give Something Back To Berlin: Tackling the expat divide

Give Something Back To Berlin: Tackling the expat divide

Give Something Back To Berlin (GSBTB) is an urban organisation, set up just over two years ago, that’s aim is to strengthen social cohesion throughout Berlin. When new creative talent and refugees began to enter the city, there was becoming something of fallout- between old Berliner’s and the new cohort coming in.  Together with social organisations, GSBTB, enables the two groups to mix through social programmes, activates and music projects and hopes to close the…

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“We don’t want them in the university”

“We don’t want them in the university”

In a country like Greece constantly struggling with an economic crisis and other issues, problems can surface in the different institutions of the country. The political competition, mainly between the left oriented and right oriented parties have not only changed the government but also affected the educational system and Athens University itself. Euroviews spoke to some students in Athens about their experience. Karim Al Amin Currently in Greece to write about hopes and challenges of the…

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“It is possible to make it anywhere if you have the quality”

“It is possible to make it anywhere if you have the quality”

Multi-instrumentalist David Maxim Micić (24) couldn’t make sufficient money with his music in the local scene in Belgrade. Turbofolk – a popular Serbian genre – and cover bands dominate the musical landscape in the capital. In the United States and other countries in Europe his art is more appreciated, but even then it’s sometimes hard to get visa’s for gigs. Micić played himself out of isolation through the internet and is able to live off his music…

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