[Fwd: Fw: The Balkans Stability US-NATO Style!]

Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx xxxxxxxx at xxxxxxxxxxx.xxx
Wed Nov 29 16:12:42 MST 2000










--------------------------------------------------------------------------------




> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Blagovesta Doncheva <vjara at ivillage.com>
> To: <nerajov at EUnet.yu>
> Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 10:05 AM
> Subject: The Balkans Stability US-NATO Style!
>
>
> > "Believe nothing,
> > no matter where you read it,
> > or who said it, no matter if
> > I have said it, unless it agrees
> > with your own reason and
> > your common sense."
> > -- Buddha
> >
> > Balkan Myths Circulated by Royal United Services Institute in London
> >
> > "Minds are like parachutes. They only function if they are open."
(author
> unknown)
> >
> > Re: Analysis: Stability in the Balkans?
> > By Jonathan Eyal
> >
> > 1. When Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica takes his seat at a
regional
> summit on Friday, the Balkans will mark another milestone.
> >
> > Balkans are already marking only "another milestone" to a disastrous
> tragic fall under level  0.
> >
> > Just like Kostov and his predecessors in Bulgaria, Mr. kostunica is only
> another Balkan Puppet on a String. (To say nothing about poor Ljupcho
> Georgievski in Macedonia.)
> > One should never forget the real forces behind Kostunica: DJINDJIC,
> USA-NATO, Germany.
> >
> > 2. For the first time since the end of communism more than a decade ago,
> the entire Balkan region is free from dictatorship.
> > "Don't worry, or flurry, or scurry": dear Jonathan means that at last
"the
> entire Balkans" are free from old "rubbish" like, f.i., "independence" and
> "sovereignty". Hurray!!!
> > It seems J. has been a very poor student.  He still does not know the
> definition of the word "dictatorship"! SRAMOTA! (= SHAME!)
> > What  "dictatorship" is he babbling about?
> > I suggest that Mr. J. finds time to look in an Encylopaedia. And then
> refresh his knowledge about Yugoslavia's last years as a sovereign state.
> > I sincerely hope when he finds the definition he will THINK for 5
minutes
> at least.
> > (And, eventually, he will understand what I mean.)
> >
> > 3. Having served as the source of wars and privations, Yugoslavia .
> > "Source of Wars"?
> > Some  - like London Royal Institute, - haven't learned yet where the
> ACTUAL  "Source of Wars" is. In - or outside Yugoslavia?
> > Isn't it wunderbar?
> > Suggestion: visit www.tenc.net. It might help to lift the thick mists of
> IGNORANCE - if there is a desire, of course.
> >
> > 4. Poor economy
> > Jonathan from London and the likes know NOTHING of "poor economy". Not
> that there are no examples.
> > I suggest that J. visits Bulgaria  - Sofia will be enough. I suggest
that
> he aggrees to make a round of the former factories and plants in Sofia
ONLY.
> The same factories and plants that used to work as they should before IMF,
> WB (together with some of G17 experts) stepped to it.
> > For instance, it will be very instructive for him (and his pay-masters)
to
> visit the textile factory "Bulgaria" - Sofia.
> > What will one see there?
> > EMPTY HALLS!
> > It was liquidated - then privitised - and the new owner (a Turkish
> businessman, I was told) quite lawfully took away all the equipment - all
> the well-working looms!
> > Question: If the Bulgarian economy was defined as "poor" under the
> so-called "communism", WHAT IS IT NOW under IMF-WB (USA) - and the
Bulgarian
> kostunica-DJINDJIC team?
> >
> > 5. For President Kostunica, there are two key priorities - the
elimination
> of his country's international isolation and the reform of Yugoslavia's
> internal economy.
> > "Reform of Yugoslavia's internal economy"!!!!!
> > Here is the nail!!!
> > The meaning is: TO KILL THE YUGOSLAVIA's INTERNAL ECONOMY by
liquidation -
> privitisation - and the other widely used IMF-WB deadly weapons. Don't
> forget that some of the killer-experts from kostunica-DJINDJIC G17 have
> been - or still are! - IMF experts at the same time!!!
> > It means that the "Yugoslavia's internal economy" will be exterminated
in
> a very expert and speedy manner. Let's rejoice! Heil IMF-WB! Heil
DJINDJIC -
> OK, kostunica, sorry!
> >
> >
> > 6. he is committed to the creation of a market economy.
> > Kostunica-DJINDJIC - committed to creation of MARKET ECONOMY!
> > It is clear that lots of people DO NOT KNOW (including Mr. J.!) what
> "MARKET ECONOMY" means.
> > Isn't it high time for ALL THE ACTIVISTS to find, read and learn what
> HORROR is lurking behind that mantra?
> > Only then they will understand what is in store for Yugoslavia and its
> people!
> >
> > After 11 years of MARKET ECONOMY I am too poor to be able to travel to
> Yugoslavia. But  some newly-baked Yugoslav "democrats" are JUST FREED from
> the "awful communist dictatorship", so it surely is still not a problem
for
> them to visit Bulgaria. If they come my friends and I will only take them
to
> see the present condition of once working factories and plants, and they
> will meet people who have worked there and now are in the streets in a
> deplorable condition.  I.e., THEY WILL SEE MARKET ECONOMY IN ACTION!
> >
> > I haven't stopped wondering how is it possible for normal intelligent
> people to accept phrases like "market economy" without asking themselves
and
> the others around "WHAT IS IT?"
> > Without trying to find some real information on ME!
> > What has the "MARKET ECONOMY" done to Bulgaria?
> > What has it done to the Latin American countries?
> > To the Asian countries?
> > To the peoples of Africa?
> >
> > READ AND LEARN! READ AND LEARN! READ AND LEARN!
> > Or - for the newly-hatched Yugoslav "democrats:
> > COME AND SEE! COME AND SEE! COME AND SEE!
> >
> > Questions to CIA Otpor activists, to CIA Cacak FASCIST Mayor, to CIA
Cacak
> FASCIST Mayor's FASCIST Thugs, to CIA duped jumping crowds in the Belgrade
> street around the CIA Pogrom and Coup on October 5-6  in Yugoslavia!
> >
> > Why do you think people have started fighting against WTO, IMF, WB and
the
> likes all over the world?
> > How could you continue staying behind kostunica-DJINDJIC, G17 - the
MARKET
> ECONOMY!!!! - after
> > - Seattle, November 30, 1999? (The protest against the World Trade
> Organisation!)
> > - Davos, January/February 2000? (The Protests against World Economic
> Forum!)
> > - Washington, April 16, 2000? (The protests against IMF and WB!!!)
> > - Australia, September 11, 2000? (The protest against World Econoimic
> Forum!)
> >
> > AFTER PRAGUE, SEPTEMBER 26, 2000?????!!!!! (THE PROTESTS AGAINST IMF AND
> WB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
> >
> > HOW - COULD - YOU?
> >
> > It is not only ignorance - it couldn't be.
> >
> > Traitors are people without moral.
> >
> > 7. It will take years before the Yugoslav people start enjoying the
> benefits of prosperity.
> > "the benefits of prosperity" - oh-la-la!
> > Bright "democratic" future is promised the Yugoslav people!
> > They promised it to us, Bulgarians, 11 years ago too.
> > It is their bright "democratic" carrot.
> > Run for it, ye, Yugoslav people! Run, while you can! Because when the
> misery breaks your spirit, sucks your strength away, gets you on your
> knees - you will not be able to run anymore for anything. You will crawl
> around in search for something still edible or a rag to cover yourself and
> get warm.
> >
> > Oh, yeah, there will be prosperity for about 5-10% of the Yugoslavians:
> > For kostunica-DJINDJIC clique.
> > For the Mayor of Cacac - the Proud Leader of the FASCIST pogrom in
> Belgrade on October 5-6.   (His 2000 thugs will receive some crumbs too)
> > For the pogrom organisers all over the country around October 5-6.
> > For those who leave now SPS and are trying to destroy it: they are doing
> good work, and will be paid accordingly.*  (The mass of the newly-hatched
> Yugoslav "democrats" will be quickly kicked back into the holes they have
> crawled out!  **)
> >
> > They will prosper but the Yugoslav people will START "enjoying" the
> horrors of most abject MISERY as I have already written!
> >
> >  Let's think logically:
> > 1/ Variant A: the plants and factories are liquidated, privitised, the
> equipment are sold - MARKET ECONOMY.
> > Question: What happens with the work places? The jobs?
> > Answer: they d-i-s-a-p-pe-a-r together with the plants, factories and
the
> equipment.  MARKET ECONOMY.
> > Where are the people? In the streets.
> >
> > I hope dear Jonathan will be able to explain to all of us HOW THEY WILL
> PFROSPER THERE!
> >
> > Variant B: The new owner keeps HALF the jobs.
> > The lucky ones - still at work - will have to follow new rules among
which
> 12 working hours per day very often 7 days per week with fifteen minutes
> lunch rest! For next to nothing as a payment! Those are the conditions
under
> which the Bulgarian textile workers work for years already!
> > That is how SWEATSHOPS work all over the world!
> > And what is this - SWEATSHOPS?
> > They are the MARKET ECONOMY BELOVED child!!!
> >
> > That is what the future has in store for the Yugoslav "democrats" and
> THEIR PEOPLE!!!
> > They have still to learn a lot about MARKET ECONOMY and its "BENEFITS OF
> PROSPERITY" for the ordinary people - for the mass of people!...**
> >
> > If they come to Sofia they will be able to study ME in action. But to do
> that, there should be a passion for TRUTH! And truth is very often very
> ugly. Are they willing to learn the Ugly Truth or they prefer to be
> manipulated by Beautiful Lies? Personal choice.
> >
> > 8. the Slobodan Milosevic dictatorship
> > What "dictatorship" is dear Jonathan talking about?
> > Help question: What is a dictatorship?
> > Who is a dictator?
> > Last: Has Mr. Milosevic been a dictator?
> >
> > Maybe some want to rewrite the British Encyclopaedia - or what?
> >
> > RQ (Relevant Question): Is Royal Jonathan so ignorant?
> > Or he simply follows the orders and gets paid?
> >
> > 9. Kosovo war . Nato's air strikes
> > What an arrogance! Only a paid manipulator from a main NATO
> country -BLAIR'S ENGLAND! -  can still babble about some "Kosovo war" -
some
> "NATO air strikes"!
> > What Kosovo war? What "Nato air-strikes"?
> > Has anybody heard anything about a "Kosovo war"?
> > Does that Royal Manipulator by chance mean the AGGRESSION AGAINST
> YUGOSLAVIA?
> > The USA-NATO war on Y-U-G-O-S-L-A-V-I-A?!!!?
> > "Kosovo War" - or the USA-NATO war on Y-U-G-O-S-L-A-V-I-A?
> > Do you smell the NATO writer?
> > You are "enjoying" a STINKING NATO stuff by Stinking Royal J. !
> >
> > 10. Trade will flourish between Balkan countries,
> > Trade WAS FLOURISHING between the Balkan countries long before the U-S-A
> sanctions against Yugoslavia and long before the USA-NATO war on
> Y-U-G-O-S-L-A-V-I-A!
> >
> > 8. "Greek companies involved in infrastructure development, such as
cement
> producers, but also telecommunications, are well-positioned to benefit
from
> regional aid projects."
> > N.B.!!! Foreign companies will BENEFIT not Yugoslavian ones!!!
> > MARKET ECONOMY!
> > How it happens:
> > Step One: The Financial Vultures (IMF, WB) lend money to a country X.
> > Country X government signs a Murderous Agreement together with murderous
> interests and most murderous conditions.
> > Step Too: Foreign Companies rushed to do the job and get the money.
> > The same job can be done by local companies or organisations better and
> for less money.
> > It does not matter: the foreign companies will get the job and the
money.
> > Easy RQ (Relevant Question): Who is behind IMF-WB? Those who fund those
> murderous institutions would NEVER do it if there is no guarantee of Big
> Profit - for them and theirs!
> > Step Three: The country X' poor people pay the loan to the Vultures,
> suffering and dying, killed by cruel imposed misery...
> >
> > 9. "subjected to impossible bureaucratic hurdles and corrupt
officialdom."
> > It is both most ARROGANT and SCREAMINGLY laughable!
> > THEY dare to write about "bureaucratic hurdles and corrupt officialdom"
!
> When it is already widely known that NOTHING - NOTHING - NOTHING! - could
be
> compared with the "bureaucratic hurdles and corrupt officialdom" in a
> country with the usual comprador government signing agreements with the
IMF
> and WB!
> >
> > Not that there has not been bureacrcy and corruption in the "awful
> communist regime". But there were mechanisms to keep both at a reasonable
> level.  (A very reasonable level indeed in comparison with the new "free",
> "democratic" regimes!)
> >
> > Are there such restricted mechanisms in the IMF-WB contries? NO!
> >
> > The USA-NATO Manipulatoirs are deafening the world at large about the
> "bureaucracy and corruption" of  the Yugoslav former government. I mean
the
> last one when Yugoslavia had been still a sovereign country -  before
> kostunica-DJINDJIC clique and that FASCIST Cacak Mayor with his FASCIST
> thugs to have served their country (the Balkans - the World!!!!)  on a
tray
> to USA-NATO, EU, etc.
> >
> > The "bureaucracy and corruption" of the last sovereign Yugoslavian
> government - IF ANY! - is a Garden of Roses compared to what is going on
in
> Bulgaria for 11 years - to say nothing about the other USA colonies in
Latin
> America f.i.!
> > Come to Bulgaria!
> > Come to Sofia!
> > You will see the PALACES of some members of the so-called "political
> elite" of Bulgaria.
> > All the SPS offices, all the houses of SPS functionaries and their
> families in Yugoslavia will seem as DEPLORABLE HUTS in comparison with the
> newly built houses in the center of Sofia and the castles - shall I say
> "fortresses"? - in the skirts of Vitosha Mountian around Sofia!
> > The houses (people obstinately call them "palaces") and the castles of
the
> comprador "political elite" in Bulgaria.
> >
> > Yugoslav ":democrats"  - still - know nothing about corruption and the
> depths it can reach.
> > They - still - know nothing about the bureaucracy of the MARKET ECONOMY
> paradise that is suffocating the Bulgarians nowadays squeezing the last
> drops of their energy!
> >
> > But let's not worry: they will soon - VERY SOON!!! - learn it.
> >
> > 9. "a decrepit industrial base which needs to be dismantled"
> > Is Yugoslav industrial base "decrepit" really?
> > The Bulgarian industry WAS NOT - N-O-T!!! - decrepit!!!!
> > Who has said it is "decrepit"?
> > Who has estimated it as such?
> > The Architects of Globalisation?
> > It belonged to all of us! It was built and created by our grandparents
and
> parents and our own labour! Why should it be dismantled? It was
functioning
> and profitable! Why dismantle it? Who has decided to kill our industry?
> > Has anybody asked us? NO!
> >
> > Functioning industry and agriculture means INDEPENDENCE. Means
> SELF-CONFIDENCE. PRIDE. SECURITY.
> > The characteristics of Free Human Being!
> > Slave should not - and cannot! - possess such characteristics.
> > How could you turn a Free Man into a slave?
> > Consult the think-tanks -  IMF and WB Fathers!...
> >
> > The Ugly Uncle Beyond the Ocean hasn't any need of free people here. In
> fact, He hasn't any need of people at all. What He needs is the riches of
> the Balkans and the territory.
> > It is a good territory for oil pipelines.
> > It could be a good starting point for new crusades.
> > The territory is goor, oh, yeah!
> > So he dismantled our industry and agriculture through his special front
> line attack forces, the IMF and the WB.
> > He took away from us the FREE OF CHARGE education: slaves do not need to
> be educated...
> > He took away from us the FREE OF CHARGE Health Care - slaves are so
easily
> replaceable! They do not need to live too long!
> > He took from us all the SOCIAL PRIVILEGES we had enjoyed for decades in
> the so-called "communist" regime.
> > And He is ARROGANT enough to keep telling us now how horrible it was!
> >
> > I had been brought up and educated in that "horrible communist" regime,
> killed in 1989.
> > I have lived and have worked for 11 (eleven) years in the new regime of
> IMF and WB in Bulgaria.
> > I have been a member of the Union of the Democratic Forces in Bulgaria
> from 1989 till June, 1993. UDF in Bulgaria is something like DOS in
> Yugoslavia now.
> >
> > Believe me - the two regimes are UNCOMPARABLE.
> >
> > You cannot very well compare a blood-covered cannibal to a child in
> shorts, can you?
> >
> > 11. "EU"
> > 1/ What Is This? English University? Estados Unidos? Etats-Unis?
> > Or "Experimental Unit"?
> > For some it is "European Union".
> > Some WESTERN European countries form an union and have the blatant
> arrogance to call it European Union!
> > As if Europe consists only of them!
> > As if they are not ONLY a part of Europe!
> >
> > (Imagine Bulgaria and Romania form and union and call it Balkans Union!)
> >
> > 2/  What has EU done to Bulgaria?
> > a) Demanded tax-free import of agricultural products from WESTERN
Europe:
> milk, meat, chiken, pork, fruit, vegetables, preserves.
> > Results: the local production is killed. Exterminated. Annihilated.
> > Now we HAVE TO import pork, veal, chicken, eggs. Congratulations!
> > During the USA-NATO war on Yugoslavia we were made happy with Belgian
> dioxine chickens.
> > Now I expect we will be "rewarded" with English, Spanish and French "mad
> cow".
> >
> > BULGARIA HAS BEEN TURNED INTO THE DUMPING GROUND OF WESREN EUROPE AND
USA!
> >
> > That's what the colonies are for, isn't it?
> >
> > B/ Most important: WEU (= the Western European Union, as those Smug
> Bastards should call their union!) demand of us to close our nuclear
> station!
> > They babble something about ecology - blah, blah, blah!
> > We all have seen their and USA attitude to ecology recently.
> > Everybody has seen how they react when the demand is that they should
cut
> their own dangerous industrial productions.
> > But when it is only a call to exercise some more pressure on already
> helpless colonized country, their ecological conscience is awakening to
the
> full and they begin stomping most angrily around!
> >
> > Do the EU-NATO countries worry about the Balkans? Not likely.
> > The Balkans have been already turned into an ecological disaster by
THEIR
> and USA bombing of oil refinaries, chemical and pharmacological plants and
> factories.
> >
> > To say nothing about the DU bombs they have used lavishly all over
> Yugoslavia plus the border regions of Macedonia and Bulgaria - Sofia
> including!
> > The NATO CRIMINALS from EU and USA have demonstrated how little they
care
> about the Balkans people, their life or prospects for life, their human
> rights.*
> >
> > Besides, why they have allowed the contract between Turkey and Canada
for
> Canadian nuclear reactors? Why have they let the USA best friend in the
> region - TURKEY! - plan buiding a nuclear station?
> >
> > Maybe they worry about WESTERN Europe people - about THEMSELVES?
> > Then why France and Germany do not start - and give a good example - by
> dismantling THEIR own nuclear stations?
> > Why have they sunk their teeth into the Bulgarian nuclear station
> notwithstanding the positive conclusions of lots of nuclear security
> commissions that have repeatedly inspected it?
> >
> > What will happen if the Bulgarian clique of kostunica-DJINDJIC and Co.
> say "uncle" and cave to the WEU ( Western European Union)?
> >
> > Now Bulgaria is exporting electricity.
> > Also, as a country with a nuclear station on its territory, it cannot be
> bombed indiscriminately - so, the nuclear station is connected with the
> national security.
> >
> > If the nuclear station is "shut" as the WEU demands:
> > - We will have to import electricity from France or Germany (!!) for
> instance;
> > It will be too expensive for the ordinary Bulgarian (still alive) and he
> will resort to the gas lamps of his grandparents or even to the
> pine-splinters of at least two centuries ago! (How very diabolical the
> Western Europe - that odl whore! - is!)
> > - Bulgaria will be easily turned into a Balkan Viesques!
> > A firing ground for USA-NATO armies - plus the newly-kicked into
existence
> EU forces! (At the moment all sorts of NATO armies get training on the
> Bulgarian firing grounds after the Bulgarian army has been shrinked to
> almost only a representative numbers! NATO demand.)
> >
> > What does it matter if the talk is for an island or a peninsula? The US
> soldiers will hardly know the difference - the (W)EU ones will not care!
> >
> > So much for the great EU, Mr. J. Let Yugoslavian "democrats",
> kostunica-DJINDJIC and Co., Otpor and the other CIA formations, Cacac
Mayors
> plus thugs and all the buldosers in the world go ahead and "enter" first
the
> Great Damned (W)EU!
> >
> > We, the ordinary Bulgarians, DO NOT NEED IT!!!!
> >
> > Bl.Doncheva,
> > Sofia, Bulgaria
> > November 25, 2000
> >
> >
> > "There is no in between,
> > you are either free or you're a slave."
> > >From an English comrade of Biotic Baking Brigade (Pie Throwers)
> >
> >
> >
> > Analysis: Stability in the Balkans?
> > By Jonathan Eyal
> > When Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica takes his seat at a regional
> summit on Friday, the Balkans will mark another milestone.
> > Mr Kostunica is joining the heads of European Union member states, as
well
> as the leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Croatia and Macedonia, for a summit in
> Zagreb, Croatia.
> >
> > The real questions about Balkan stability are only beginning
> > For the first time since the end of communism more than a decade ago,
the
> entire Balkan region is free from dictatorship.
> > Having served as the source of wars and privations, Yugoslavia can now
> play its rightful role as a regional anchor of stability. And both the EU
> and the Balkan states are expecting much from the summit.
> > No doubt the outcome of the gathering will be beneficial: the EU will
take
> the lead in regional integration, and Zagreb will also be the venue for
the
> launch of deeper Balkan co-operation efforts.
> > Nevertheless, the tasks facing President Vojislav Kostunica and his
other
> Balkan partners remain awesome.
> > Poor economy
> > For President Kostunica, there are two key priorities - the elimination
of
> his country's international isolation and the reform of Yugoslavia's
> internal economy.
> >
> > Security is tight as old enemies come together
> >
> > The omens are good: Mr Kostunica has moved fast to re-establish the
links
> with key Western countries that were broken off during the Kosovo war last
> year, and he is committed to the creation of a market economy.
> > The EU has reciprocated by lifting most of the sanctions on Yugoslavia,
> and offering financial help.
> > But the real questions about Balkan stability are only beginning.
> Yugoslavia suffers from the least reformed communist economy in Europe,
and
> from the ravages of Nato's air strikes. It will take years before the
> Yugoslav people start enjoying the benefits of prosperity.
> > EU priorities
> > More importantly, there are huge questions about the EU's economic and
> foreign policy priorities in the region.
> > Much of the economic assistance pledged to the Balkans was made on the
> assumption that Yugoslavia would remain beyond reach for many years to
> come - the transport infrastructure which the EU funded in the Balkans
> explicitly by-passes Serbia.
> > Most of the cash pledged for the region's states is already committed.
> But, if Yugoslavia is now to be supported, money will either have to be
> diverted from existing projects or the aid budget will have to be
> substantially increased.
> >
> > Each Balkan country has a different status with the EU
> > Ever since the collapse of the Slobodan Milosevic dictatorship, the EU
has
> given contradictory signals on both counts. But its immediate economic
> dilemma is partially alleviated by the anticipated growth in Balkan
> co-operation.
> > The Danube River, blocked since the Kosovo war last year, is being
cleared
> for navigation, thereby allowing Romania and Bulgaria access to central
> European markets at cheaper transport costs. Trade will flourish between
> Balkan countries, and this time without the black market that was so much
a
> by-product of the sanctions against Yugoslavia during the last decade.
> > Greek companies involved in infrastructure development, such as cement
> producers, but also telecommunications, are well-positioned to benefit
from
> regional aid projects. And the movement of people in the region, hitherto
> subjected to impossible bureaucratic hurdles and corrupt officialdom, is
> already improving.
> > But even here, the gains, although real, will not be sufficient.
> > Competing nations
> > All the Balkan countries suffer from similar problems. They all compete
> for scarce Western investment, they all have a decrepit industrial base
> which needs to be dismantled, and a large but poor agricultural sector
> starved of financial credits.
> >
> > He is still expected to compete with his neighbours from a position of
> inferiority
> > And they all seek to join the same European institutions.
> > Most of the products which the Balkan countries export compete with
those
> of their immediate neighbours. So economies of scale are not an option,
even
> if the political climate allows for regional co-operation.
> > Furthermore, each Balkan country has a different status with the EU.
> Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia are candidates for fully-fledged membership
> in the EU, even though the time-span required for their full integration
> differs widely.
> > The other former republics of Yugoslavia, and Albania, enjoy no such
> advantages.
> > This division presents the EU with a further inherently insoluble
dilemma.
> If it extends the status of candidate membership to all the region's
states
> it will be accused of diluting the whole concept of Union enlargement,
since
> it is hardly likely that all of them can be accommodated, even in the next
> 15 years.
> > But if Brussels maintains the distinction between those who are
> fully-fledged membership candidates and those who are not, it would
condemn
> the poorer Balkan states to semi-permanent neglect.
> > Poor relation
> > President Kostunica of Yugoslavia is already discovering that, although
he
> has been welcomed as a regional partner, he is still expected to compete
> with his neighbours from a position of inferiority.
> > None of these problems is an argument for postponing the political
changes
> which the Balkans so badly need. But they should serve as a warning that
the
> task of pacifying the region will require years of hard work and large
> amounts of EU cash.
> > In short, they will require constant engagement at all levels -
precisely
> what Western governments have invariably failed to do in the Balkans for
the
> last two centuries.
> > Jonathan Eyal is Director of Studies at the Royal United Services
> Institute in London
> > Miroslav Antic,
> > http://www.antic.org/SNN/
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _________________________________________________________________
> > iVillage.com: Solutions for Your Life
> > Check out the most exciting women's community on the Web
> > http://www.ivillage.com
> >
>
>


_______________________________________________
Crashlist resources: http://website.lineone.net/~resource_base
To change your options or unsubscribe go to:
http://lists.wwpublish.com/mailman/listinfo/crashlist




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------







More information about the Marxism mailing list