The Balkans region of Southern Europe has been the scene of devastating and quite horrific civil strife over the last ten years. It is without doubt an immense human tragedy. But the resilience of the people of the region provides hope. In the face of economies ravaged by the effects of war, the process of reconstruction is well underway in many of the recently formed countries of the former Yugoslavia. The region has a long tradition of auto industry activity and the auto industry looks certain to play a key role. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Volkswagen has now revived vehicle production and is working with a local partner. From Sarajevo, Eldar Dizdarevic reports…