Chris Topalov’s family have navigated the choppy waters of Europe’s embattled economies for decades. His parents left their homeland of Bulgaria to escape financial chaos in 1997; chaos caught up to them in Greece where Chris was born. In 2016 the family left for better prospects in the U.S.
The odyssey has prompted Chris to study economics to make some sense of Europe’s economic travails when he heads to college this year. But though he feels Bulgarian, the question of whether he would ever move to Bulgaria is academic.
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