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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Population groups in the Balkan region and Eastern Europe
Philippe Rekacewicz, Le Monde Diplomatique and UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The wars in former Yugoslavia sped up the process of ethnic homogenization in the west Balkans since modern states started to take form in the 19th century. In Croatia, for instance, the proportion of Serbs in the overall population has dropped from 12 per cent to just 4 per cent in 10 years.