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By Richard Caplan

Eu reputation continues to be essentially the most debatable matters within the Yugoslav obstacle. Richard Caplan analyzes the hugely assertive position that Germany performed, the apparently catastrophic results of popularity and the novel departure from usual country perform represented through the EC's use of political standards because the foundation of popularity. Caplan additionally explores the broader implications of the EC's activities, providing insights into ecu defense coverage on the finish of the chilly struggle, the connection of foreign legislations to diplomacy and the administration of ethnic clash.

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98/91, 16 October 1991; ‘The Situation in Yugoslavia’, Third Additional Meeting of the Committee of Senior Officials (Prague), Journal (10 October 1991), Annex. Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Erinnerungen (Berlin: Siedler, 1995), p. 953 (my translation). , p. 954. The EC’s recognition policy 21 VA N D E N B R O E K : The solution has to be found within a month. The negotiations can be extended for a maximum of another month. By that time there must be a political solution, and the Yugoslav army must have retreated from Croatia completely.

14 Even France, the most vociferous critic of German actions throughout this period, had concluded by the end of the summer that recognition would have to be extended to the two republics eventually. 16 And, on 9 October, Dumas fell just short of saying that the EC should recognise the independence of Slovenia and Croatia when he told the French National Assembly: Yugoslavia no longer exists in its original form and we are forced to take note of a de facto partition occurring . . due to the will expressed by the two republics which were part of the union to break away.

P. 961. Cited in Agence Europe No. 5644 (11 January 1992), p. 3. ‘La France s’appreˆte a` ne reconnaıˆtre que la Slove´nie’, Le Monde, 16 January 1992. ‘L’Allemagne a engage´ la proce´dure de reconnaissance de la Slove´nie et la Croatie’, Le Monde, 21 December 1991. 107 The shift in emphasis was subtle but significant. And while the commission found that even the amended legislation failed to satisfy fully the EC’s criteria, it offered this surprising commentary: ‘[T]he Arbitration Commission finds that, although it must be implemented by all republics, the draft Convention proposed on 4 November 1991 at the Conference on Yugoslavia does not define in detail the concept of autonomy .

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