Brotherhood across borders

Brotherhood across borders

Three brothers choose three completely different paths through their German-Polish world. Pawel studies English in the Polish city Poznan. Filip goes to a highschool in German Löcknitz. Grzegorz studies Polish and English Philology in Germany. Since 2004, German border regions allure young Polish families with cheaper rents and higher state benefits. Elapsing borders create choices for a new Polish-German generation. Olivia Kortas

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“Sub-optimal but bearable”: Serbia’s labour market keeps on ticking over

“Sub-optimal but bearable”: Serbia’s labour market keeps on ticking over

Every second youngster in Serbia is unemployed and in a country rife with corruption and a stagnant economy, they can hardly be blamed. There is one thing that might just be keeping them from protesting on the streets of Belgrade though – the black market. Jack Cairns

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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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“Almost every underground DJ has a job on the side”

“Almost every underground DJ has a job on the side”

Luka Kostic (23) – who prefers to use his artist name Depra – is a DJ and producer in the underground techno and house scene in Belgrade. At age 15 he started experimenting for the first time with electronic music. Depra lives currently at his parents and can’t live off his work as a musician and producer. However, he keeps a positive spirit. As a kid, Depra listened a lot to Rick James, a musician…

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The Berlin start-up syndrome: Where lifestyle breeds young creativity

The Berlin start-up syndrome: Where lifestyle breeds young creativity

There’s been something of a buzzword floating around the streets of Berlin recently. On the outskirts of the city lay worn down streets, unkempt houses and graffiti riddled buildings. However when you reach the inner core of the city, the landscape starts to change. As the many tram lines that run through central Berlin connect everyone to the rest of the city, there lurks an oozing creative magnet – the ‘start up attraction’ – that…

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Vice Serbia ready to change the mindset of the young

Vice Serbia ready to change the mindset of the young

Serbia is the first former Yugoslav country to have opened a Vice.com department. Located above the headquarters of the commercial Prva TV, which mainly airs reality series, Vice wants to change the Serbian media landscape with stories about taboos and the unknown. Tomas Heijden

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The hopeful youth of the government

The hopeful youth of the government

In January 2015, the Greek youth went on the streets and celebrated the win of the radical left party, Syriza, in the elections. Several months later, the youth wait impatiently for the promises to be fulfilled but they remain hopeful. Euroviews spoke to the youth of Syriza, now called by some the “youth of the government”, about their hopes and dreams for the near future and the prospect of leaving the EU. Karim Al Amin…

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The Greek Youth’s Fight for a Better Future

The Greek Youth’s Fight for a Better Future

They used to called it “Generation 700 Euro”, but nowadays young Greeks only wish their monthly income was as high. As unemployment rates soar and salaries drop, many young students are leaving the country causing a terrible brain drain. A bright future is what Greeks are fighting for but the deck is still stacked against them. However young students we interviewed reveal that they have no intentions of leaving their country forever. Therefore the battle…

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