The European Union and the Kosovo Issue: an International Ethical Perspective
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The subject of this paper is the stand taken by the European Union towards the complex and decades-long Kosovo issue viewed from an international ethical perspective. The author is trying to prove that the issue, such as it is, represents a continuity of an inconsistent attitude of most European states towards the Serbian state territorial issue, which attitude has been persisting for two decades. The stand taken by the author is that by acquiescing to the formation and stabilization of a newly-created state in the Serbian territory, the European Union has actually assumed the role of a medium of overseas attempts at attaining as painlessly as possible the goal of the secession of Kosovo, which territory has been proclaimed of special American national interest and hence, of a legitimate influence. During the process, it was also the unreserved choice of Serbia for a “European future” after October 5, 2000 that was taken into account. In the conclusion of this paper, the a...uthor points to possible consequences that the method of resolving this important state territorial issue could have on the stability of the Western Balkans in near or remote future.
Keywords:European Union / Kosovo and Metohija / Serbia / international politics / international ethics
Source:Zbornik radova Filozofskog fakulteta u Prištini, 12-04-2015, 45, 1, 167-184
- Priština: Filozofski fakultet Univerziteta u Prištini