Bosnia’s population shrinking as educated youth sees no future

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The young post-war generation says Bosnia’s political leaders are failing to offer hope or a future to them and it’s the country’ educated and most skilled people who chose to leave which is damaging the country’s 3.5 million population.

Migrants attempt to illegally cross the border into Croatia on the Pljesevica Mountain near Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 19, 2018.
Migrants attempt to illegally cross the border into Croatia on the Pljesevica Mountain near Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 19, 2018. (AFP Archive)

More than 150,000 people have left Bosnia and Herzegovina during the past four years.

It’s the educated and most skilled people who chose to leave which is damaging the country’s 3.5 million population.

The World Economic Forum has ranked Bosnia 135th out of 137 countries in its Global Competitiveness Report for “capacity to retain talent”.

Most of the locals think the country can not offer any opportunities and leaving is the only hope.

TRT World’s Iolo ap Dafydd reports from Bosnia.

Source: TRT World
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