Letter: War's dilemmas
Monday 07 June 1999
But we can ensure the success of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, soon to be launched by the German presidency of the EU and "wholeheartedly supported by HMG".
This is intended to create new structures (involving Russia) which will bypass not just Milosovic but all the old nationalisms and "ethnicisms", by bringing the Balkans into the European co-prosperity sphere.
Convincingly launched, the Stability Pact would electrify people in this region, where the one thing that unites is the yearning for some form of association with the EU. But convincingly launched means generous funding for the "Marshall Plan" or development aid element in this Balkan regeneration.
To win a new Balkans we must prove the cynics here wrong who say the West will no more open its wallet to help the Balkans than act to save the Kosovars their ordeal.
J P Diplomatic Consultancy
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