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Germany recognised states (thinking esp. but not only Croatia) it had no business taking the lead in recognising, as it had no intention nor wherewithal to actually take responsibility for that action. (And no, social democratic idealists, it is not reasonable to say "ah the bad Serbs they are responsible for everything! If they hadn't attacked and yada yada yada," because you deal, in such matters, with the way things really are, and not as you think they ought to be.
Interestingly, Croatia is still full of "Hans Dietrich Genscher street".

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 09:14:58 AM EST
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