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What are some positive stereotypes of Balkan nations about each other?
There’s not a lot to be had in the region of course. From the Greek perspective:
- Serbs are our “brothers in Orthodoxy”—but I don’t know if that actually amounts to a positive stereotype. I don’t think relations between Greeks and Serbs have actually been close enough to rise to the level of positive stereotype.
- Albanians may have been vilified at the start of the mass migration of the 90s, but latterly they have actually become the model minority. Nationalists still hate them, but more moderate Greeks, my impression is, admire them for their work ethic, and for their readiness to assimilate.
- This is of course because there are migrants further down the pecking order now. Like Bulgarians…