Like many in a city synonymous with 20th century conflict, his concern is that Europe is sleepwalking toward another rupture in the Balkans. That doesn’t necessarily mean all-out fighting, but it could be enough to upend lives again by destabilizing the continent’s most volatile corner.

‘I’m sorry I didn’t leave before the war,’ says Svrakic, 68, standing in front of stacked-up yellowing boxes filled with faded merchandise. After experiencing the last one, ‘I feel nothing is safe,’ he says.” (Bloomberg)