Nevertheless, I disagree with the author over his attitude to the Albanian minority in Kosovo. They should be allowed independence from Serbia or the right to join Albania, and this should be the price exacted from Serbia for recognising its present conquests. Similarly, the Albanian minority in Macedonia should have the same rights in return for recognition of Macedonia.
This is not an easy solution, but it is the fairest one and will reduce the minorities problem in this region. When the problems of the former Yugoslavia have been resolved, perhaps we could apply the same principles in Northern Ireland and get a fairer border there, too.
DAVID J. BRANSON
Ryton, Tyne and Wear
21 DecemberReuse content