Analysis 11 Apr 16

Emigration Drains Herzegovina of Bosnian Croats

Bosnian Croats are abandoning the Herzegovina region, largely because of the poor job situation and low wages - and the better opportunities on offer in the EU.

Rodolfo Toe
BIRN
Livno
 
 Livno main square | Photo: BIRN

Bosnian Croats from Herzegovina in the south of Bosnia are emigrating in large numbers and are not planning to come back any time soon.

According to the Union for Sustainable Return and Integration, UZOPIBIH, which has monitored emigration in Bosnia since 2013, the situation is particularly grave in Canton 10, in the southwest of the country.

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