“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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Lesson in humanity: where income inequality meets community efforts

Lesson in humanity: where income inequality meets community efforts

London, United Kingdom – The wide majority of people acknowledge income inequality as an existing trend within British society, but only a few are brave enough to take actions. Euroviews went to one of the oldest independent food banks in London to celebrate Easter and understand how the increasing popularity of food banks, as a result of the unequal distribution of resources, affects the young people and their local communities. From 2010 to 2015 the number…

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Design in Poland: catching up with capitalism

Design in Poland: catching up with capitalism

After 25 years of market economy and economic boom, business and design are finding each other in Poland. As graphic design schools pop up everywhere, a new generation slowly changes the face of Poland. Olivia Kortas & Kasper Goethals Gdansk, Poland – “Zupy!”; “Piwo!”; “Ryby!” – (“Soup!”; “Beer!”; “Fish!”). Walking through any Polish city, they yell at you. Letters in yellow and red, white and blue. There is nothing subtle about the way small Polish shops attempt…

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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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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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Polish Easter, a family (re)union

Polish Easter, a family (re)union

Poznan, Poland – Easter is a big thing in the predominantly catholic Poland. Families reunite, from all over Europe, to break bread together. Students and workers abroad return to their parents and spouses. “You won’t find a single Polish person in the UK, the Netherlands or Germany right now.” Kasper Goethals

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Grandparents: Islands of rest in a young Polish life

Grandparents: Islands of rest in a young Polish life

Poznan, Poland – Ania (17) is growing up in a country that is changing fast. Poland is an express train, steaming away from the grey stereotypical Eastern-European image, shaking off the remnants of the iron curtain at high speeds. When Ania was seven years old, Poland joined the EU. Highways and city development programs changed her world. Olivia Kortas

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