18 February 2008

Kosovo Declares Independence

Think things have been getting too quiet in Europe? The victory of incumbent Boris Tadic in Serbia's presidential elections at the beginning of February was foreshadowing for yesterday's events. Forbes has an article addressing the newly declared independent Kosovo. It is, of course, accepted and backed by the US and the European Union and is, of course, opposed by Serbia and Russia.

It will be interesting to see what happens with the more pro-Russian candidates over the next few years.

The quote from the article that made me look twice was this line:
'Kosovo is a democratic, secular and multi-ethnic society,' which would welcome the EU's 'international civilian and (NATO) military presence in Kosovo.'

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