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Recrafting Serbia's Economy

Can reviving traditional crafts bring an economic boost to Serbia?

Across Serbia, age-old traditions passed down through the generations are dying out. Those hit the hardest are people living in the rural areas who rely on skills like weaving, wood-cutting and pottery to make an income. Realising the potential, the Serbian state is now turning its attention to these micro-enterprises to bolster its economy, offering tax relief and other benefits to artisans. Nicola Kelly speaks to craftsmen and young entrepreneurs about the challenges they face and finds out how they plan to revive their crafts.

Reporter: Nicola Kelly
Producer: Marie Keyworth
Picture Credit: BBC

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