CSE and CIS
What disconcerts people living in the region today is not the fact that they have to cohabitate in multinational countries, but unsatisfactory living conditions: low wages, high unemployment, poverty. In Kosovo 34% of residents live for up to $2 a day.
While the rest of the CEE was either rapidly moving towards a democratic capitalist model, or languishing in post-communist malaise, but a least with new political and economic freedom, much of the Western Balkans plunged into war in which 140,000 people died and economies were devastated.
Bosnia and Hercegovina will not repeat the economic success of Kosovo. The omnipresent corruption, fostered by the bureaucracy and the legal environment of companies, effectively discourage foreign investors from investing in this unstable country.