Thursday, October 13, 2005

Burns announcing change of principle ?

The Head of the CCK Sanda Raskovic-Ivic has said, commenting a statement by US
Undersecretary of state Nicholas Burns that now is the chance for the people of
Kosovo to decide about their future, that Burns is in this manner announcing a change
in the principle that was in force at the time of the disintegration of the former
Yugoslavia (SFRJ).

Raskovic-Ivic told a press conference in Mitrovica that
Burns was placing first the principle of self-determination of a nation, and not a state, and recalled that former SFRJ republics, not nations, had the right to self determination, giving as examples Croatia and B&H.
She failed to explain why she thinks the laws of SFRJ, a country that was disintegrated 15 years ago, should apply now. Someone must remind her that in this day and age people decide the fate of their country. We are not living in communist times anymore. F.F

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