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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

July 22, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Karadzic arrest: It’s not that simple

War criminal arrested: cue all sorts of guff from people who should know better about how this proves the Serbian government’s “pro-Western credentials” and demonstrates “Serbia’s European aspirations”. It does nothing of the sort. All this really means is that … Continue reading

February 19, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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And so it begins…

After the little-reported grenade attack on a UN court on Sunday afternoon, it seems that Kosovo’s Serbs aren’t going to accept independence without a fight. Reuters: U.N. police pulled out from a Kosovo border post that was destroyed on Tuesday … Continue reading

February 15, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Kosovo – some more causes for concern

As you may have noticed, I’ve been pondering the EU’s proposed mission to Kosovo quite a lot over the last day or two, and getting increasingly concerned that the province’s impending independence hasn’t been quite thought through. Overnight, a rather … Continue reading

January 21, 2007
by James Clive-Matthews
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Know anything about the Balkans these days?

Me neither. There is, however, a potentially important election going on in Serbia today, which could lead to independence for Kosovo. And we all remember how contentious that’s been, right? To get an understanding of what’s going on, check out … Continue reading