The dreaded brain drain from the Western Balkans may actually be good for development, according to a report which finds that most students emigrate only to return more educated within five years, bringing back newly acquired skills.

"Skill migration should be viewed [...] as the export of intermediate goods to be processed in advanced countries and re-exported to the countries of origin," says the report published earlier this month. (...) - by Mićo Tatalović, Blo SciLogs "Balkan Science Beat", 29 April 2013