/.../ Balkan youth are both individualist and transnational, democratic but not coloured by politics. They quietly demand a more favourable social and economic climate in order to control their own destinies. However, as change is slow to come, many of them dream of leaving for a better place, a western Eldorado. In a discussion with Ismaïl Kadaré, Alain Bosquet observed : "European mentalities come together quickly, without apparent effort (…) Mentally and spiritually Europe is unified, or on the point of unity. The "common market" of spirit already exists but without the need for treaties and summits." From Sofia to Sarajevo, my itinerary was defined by this spirit, my counterparts, my "compatriots".
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