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(E) West Balkans plan - latest development
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  04/5/2002 | Politics | Unrated
(E) West Balkans plan - latest development
Look at these reports from RFE/HIC. As is clear, the EU are pressing ahead with the West Balkans federation project, using rhetoric such as "privileged relationship". We have a mention of Croat "suspicion". This is cobblers. Zagreb are 100% aware of what is going on. This "suspicion" is to pretend they are resisting regional ideas, when in fact they have enthusiastically accepted them. Will Zagreb refuse to take part in this latest development? Of course not. We move ever deeper into the Balkan quagmire. 
The EU Commission said in a report on its Balkan stabilization and association agreements issued in Brussels on 4 April that it wants to launch a new "Zagreb process" of cooperation with Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Yugoslavia, dpa reported. The study called for "enhanced arrangements for a political dialogue" in the wake of the November 2000 summit in Zagreb. It added that "such meetings would give a clear signal of the special and inclusive nature of the privileged relationship" between the EU and the Southeast European states and also help to promote "regional cooperation" between the five countries in the region. But Croats in particular are deeply suspicious of what they regard as attempts by Brussels to force them into a "new Yugoslavia" or to place them on the same political level as Serbia. PM 
Bruxelles, April 5 (FPB) - The EC reported yesterday that the European Union intends to strengthen political dialogue and regional co-operation with five countries included in the Stabilisation and Association Process (Croatia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Macedonia and Albania) by holding regular meetings at the ministerial level with political leaders in the region. 
In its first report for the year on the SAP, the EC proposes the establishment of a new political forum. Within the framework of the forum, conceived as a continuation of the successful (!) summit held in Zagreb in November 2000, political leaders from countries participating in the Process and their European colleagues would discuss key issues of common interest. 
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