No other politician in the Balkans been in power longer than Milo Djukanovic. Currently serving his fourth term as prime minister, the 53-year-old led the small Adriatic country to independence from Serbia nearly nine years ago. But now he’s struggling to keep his countrymen at home in the economically depressed country. Many see a brighter future in Germany, Europe’s largest economy.
Mr. Djukanovic has asked the European Parliament to classify Montenegro as a safe state of origin, in a move to halt the flow. Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa has made a similar request.