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Under the slogan ‘So similar, so different, so European’ this clip shows just how gorgeous and surprising Southeast Europe can be. Yes, the region is different and this is what makes it so vibrant, exciting and fascinating.

But is it actually that different? One thing is certain; Southeast Europe has undergone tremendous changes in the last 20 years, let alone the last decade. On its path towards the European Union, the countries of the region have transformed their societies, implementing a series of thorough reforms. And anybody who is not familiar with Southeast Europe would probably be surprised to find out how many treasures it has been hiding; how much potential it heralds, and how much beauty there is to discover.

“Our enlargement policy is a cornerstone of the European peace project. By helping our friends realize their European aspirations, we create shared stability and prosperity around our Union. I am sure that this writing competition will produce exciting and creative works and will inspire a new generation of young Europeans who will build our common home together in the future.” – said Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

Source: European Commission

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