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to redraw the map in the Balkans are again being made. This time, Serbia is
proposing an integrated economic area, while Albania and Kosovo are raising the
possibility of unification. Neither scenario is likely to occur, because each could
lead to renewed conflict. But as states wait for progress toward EU membership,
loose confederations based on Serbia and Albania could form, dividing the
region into two clear geopolitical spheres.
Professor Dr. Blerim Reka
A quarter of a century since the fall of Communism, the Western Balkans – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – remain among the most underdeveloped parts of Europe. The absence of foreign direct investment (FDI) has hobbled the transition of these six countries from central planning to a free market economy. This situation po...