"it takes 1 3/4 Serbs to make what an Albanian is making"
Oh, yes, that is why Albania is such a "rich" country! LOL!
Or perhaps you were talking about Kosovo Albanians? Yes, I understand the sale of narcotics, semtex and the sex slave trade can be quite lucrative -- at least for now. But when the Euros go home, offering up your little brother for sex won't be quite so lucrative and your people may actually have to work for a living!
Being an American of English descent, I've got that puritan work ethic ingrained, so it's not an issue.
But as far as Albania, considering where they were coming from, they'd have been hard pressed to worsen their economic condition. Fortunately for them, they've had leaders who haven't exacerbated their problems, unlike Serbia.
At some point in the future, I expect Serbia will regain its historical economic position in regards to its neighbors, but that isn't going to happen until it turns its back on the kind of simpleton thinking exhibited by you and those like you here on FR.
Quite frankly, I feel embarrassed for your ignorance, and saddened by Serbia's continuing plight - they're both tragedies in their own way.