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Nov 11 2014

Changing global business trends and Serbia’s obsolete strategy for attracting foreign investment

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“At the micro level there seem to be many ideas, energy and creativity in every corner of Serbia. Yet, the country is stuck with an obsolete macro development model and lack of credibility from the international community”. Sonja Avlijaš discusses the … Continue reading

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Jul 29 2014

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? A framework for understanding youth unemployment in Croatia

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“Youth unemployment in Croatia did not simply explode during the Crisis: it was there all the time, it is structural in nature and was systematically ignored.” Nikola Buković of the Croatian Youth Network lays out a framework to understand and … Continue reading

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Jun 5 2014

Vocational education’s weakness in the Balkans is hampering labour markets and perpetuating social exclusion

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Education systems in the Balkans are highly selective: best performing students gain entry into gymnasia, while others attend vocational education training (VET) schools. Children of VET-educated parents are likely to follow in their genitors’ footsteps. High rates of vocational enrolment, furthermore, … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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