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Keynote Speech

erschienen in der Publikation "The Stability Pact for South East Europe - Dawn of an Era of Regional Co-operation" (ISBN: 3-901328-75-0) - November 2002

Vollständiger Beitrag als PDF:  PDF ansehen PDF downloaden  11 Seiten (26 KB)
Schlagworte zu diesem Beitrag:  Europa, Balkan, Sicherheitspolitik, Demokratisierung, Stabilit├Ątspakt


I am not going to tell you what the Stability pact is, because I am sure you are able to look on its web site for more information. What I want to present is a general overview of which role the Stability pact is playing in the development of today's Europe. I think we are heading the wrong direction because we are only looking at details and not at the total picture.

It all began in 1989. I believe this was a turning point for Europe and until now we are not really aware of what it means for existing conditions. It was a tremendous change in general, although if you would suppose we were sitting together in 1988 and that is not so long ago, we would be able to discuss things as we are discussing them now. I am mentioning this because the problems which were created in South East Europe were a bit different than in other parts of Europe, especially East Central Europe and Eastern Europe. The region was only partly within a solid empire concerning Romania and Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia and there was a certain connection between the ideological system and the working party system. It is very important to mention this because this is essential for the other parts of Europe - Yugoslavia it was quite another matter.

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