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The EU recognizing Kosovo independence without meeting minority rights status is what makes this so bad...
I am glad that some Member States have said that they will not recognize this ... and it speaks bad for the idea of human rights as a "European value."

The effect of "recognizing Kosovo independence" means recognizing a human rights violator and rogue nation within Europe...

by euamerican on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 09:54:31 AM EST
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And even those member states aren't led by a concern for minority rights in Kosovo and stability of the Balkans, but concern about secessionists in their own countries.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 04:46:32 AM EST
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Does Kosovo qualify for Council of Europe membership?

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 07:11:34 AM EST
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