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Am I right in believing that the Sbreneca massacre was the defining moment in the whole conflict?  I recall a lot of neo-con scoffing that the EU could ever get its act together on anything and that it had even allowed a massacre to happen on its own doorstep.  

After that the EU determined to have a more pro-active and cohesive foreign policy (however misguided) and this is reflected in the proposed high Commissioner for external affairs post in the proposed new constitution.

EU policy has also been anti-serbian since that date - a policy which was easy enough to implement whilst Russia was weak.  There is no obvious self-interested reason why the EU should favour a small, Islamic, ethnic Albanian entity over a mid sized state with a strong European history and identity.

It is just possible that the EU thinks it is acting idealistically in this case.  Whether it is acting wisely is another matter.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 07:03:08 PM EST

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