“As lawmakers in Skopje consider changing the country’s name, Flora Jusufi is one of thousands of young Macedonians considering a change of countries.

The 21-year-old student from Kumanovo says she plans to go abroad after completing her studies even though she’d rather not. The problem she faces isn’t Macedonia’s name, it’s a lack of opportunities.

For Jusufi and other younger Macedonians, the fall of communism and subsequent conflicts were supposed to give way by now to a world of opportunities.

Instead, even the best and brightest are finding it tough to be optimistic about the future when there are dim prospects for employment.” (RFE/RL)