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Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... creation of “ethnocentric states”, namely, “great” Albania, “great” Serbia, and “great” Croatia. This scenario would mean the following territorial exchange: — “Great” Albania : the Republic of Albania, most of Kosovo, part of Macedonia, part of Serbia (Bujanovac and Presevo), Ulcinj part of Montenegro; — “Great” Serbia : the Republic of Serbia, the Republika Srpska with access to the sea in the Herceg Novi region (Montenegro) and the Serbian communities in the north of Kosovo, including ...


The Anniversary of Kosovo’s Independence: Results and Prospects

... Kosovo might prove a more relevant example and, therefore, a precedent, for Republika Srpska in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and for the Macedonian proponents of a Greater Albania. Republika Srpska President Milorad Dodik periodically threatens Washington and Brussels ... ... Srpska’s secession is impossible and senseless without the active support of Belgrade, something that will not happen given Serbia’s EU aspirations. For this reason, the latest escalation in such rhetoric was nothing more than a way to increase the ...


Moving Towards New Meanings. 9 May in the Balkans

... these are the days of statehood and autonomy associated with the recently obtained independence (for most former Yugoslavia republics), and the national liberation struggle in the 19th century (for Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, the Republika Srpska and Macedonia). In Serbia, World War I is included among such events. Another memorable and unifying date is the anniversary of the beginning of NATO aggression (March 24, 1999), despite increasingly frank attempts by the country’s political leadership to alleviate ...


Balkans Come to the Fore

... interests Balkan states have and they believe that NATO membership will help them achieve these goals. This is particularly important for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia, since some of their ethnic minority groups are drawn towards neighboring states (Serbians and the Croatians in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Albanians in Macedonia). Skopje enjoys the greatest consensus on NATO membership. The country considers membership as a safeguard against neighboring Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece, which historically have made many efforts to strengthen their positions in Macedonia....


Modern Russia in the Modern Balkans: Soft Power through Investment

... category, but with certain reservations. The nature of investment there is somewhat different, as it is corporations that invest in Serbia, while it is individuals who invest in Montenegro (chiefly in real estate and tourism); Montenegro’s foreign policy ... ... be called prospective partners , especially one of the two entities of the Federation – Republika Srpska – and Macedonia. Large Russian capital arrived relatively recently (2007-2012), but its prospects are good thanks to the countries’ ...


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