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the way the EU allowed the secession of Montenegro was bad enough

Serbia didn't put up a fight after Montenegro voted to secede (there were citizen protests but after the vote, everyone pretty much shrugged their shoulders and said, "Meh"). It was as close to mutually agreed dissolution as you'll find in the Balkans, I think. Why was the EU's handling of it so bad?

by lychee on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 10:01:28 AM EST
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Indeed it was taken with apathy, but mutually agreed secession it was not. Almost 45% of even those who could vote voted against secession. Back then, I wrote this diary.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 04:42:41 AM EST
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Montenegro is simply not comparable with this situation. First it was republic in ex YU and Kosovo was not and second most of Montenegrians are actually Serbs (that's why they voted like they did).

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by vbo on Tue Feb 19th, 2008 at 07:09:04 AM EST
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