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Avatar for ekorovina спустя 2 часа (19 февраля 2008)
Екатерина Коровина

And I, for one, am not surprised, as hot political issues are not in great demand here :) Trips to the country-side and abroad, grants and social events have been the ultimate forum favourites for ages now.

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Avatar for theprophet спустя 3 часа (19 февраля 2008)
theprophet

USA Foreign Policy Agency and ones who are in charge of working with Kosova independence has created a shifty precedent which is like a grenade with a safety pin half released, imho. Seemingly, rudiments of a new world redivision.
However, to my delight, there are more supporters of Kosova not being independent (unfortunately, this majority can be easily beaten by NATO)

BTW, I was completely shocked by reaction of U.N.O and particularly Pan Gi Mun (sic!).

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Avatar for ekorovina спустя 35 минут (19 февраля 2008)
Екатерина Коровина

I am not an expert on the Balkan politics, can someone please explain why Kosovo's independence is so strongly pushed by the US and the core EU countries?

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Avatar for theprophet спустя 2 часа (19 февраля 2008)
theprophet

«Just because» (c) =)

They are seeking to «undermine» Balkans, I suppose - to create a springboard for attack, to say so, and to create a precedent: to make a territory independent bypassing international laws. This is once again, IMHO.

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Avatar for 180488 спустя 30 минут (19 февраля 2008)
180488

One of the theories is that there is a really influential community and albanian lobby in the US and there are at least 2 senators in the congress that are fighting for there interests.
Another very disputable one which I have heard recently is that supporting Kosovo's independence the US are trying to diminish the economical possibilities in the EU, because Kosovo can exist only with the help of donations and investments of the EU. http://www.vz.ru/economy/2008/2/19/146115.html

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Avatar for ekorovina спустя 11 часов (20 февраля 2008)
Екатерина Коровина

Of the three theories (creation of a precedent, Albanian lobby and weakening of the EU) the 1st one sounds most convincing to me. But it is just that kind of precedent that is equally dangerous to any country comprised of several ethnic entities, the US being one of them. OK, US is a different continent with its own peculiarities, but what is EU thinking about? I mean, 8 years after the Good Friday agreement, for instance, that works well for UK, they're again stirring up emotions letting another ethnic territory have what they have deprived the Irish of. Kinda short-sighted, except there is some other logic behind it all, that we still do not see.

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