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Pandorina kutija je otvorena. Prilog je zamisljen kao kolaz izvadaka iz raznih izvora na temu utjecaja proglasenja i priznanja nezavisnosti Kosova. Da podsjetim da ovaj izbor nije ni izdaleka konacan i samo je mali dio svjetskih potencijalnih zarista. Izvinjavam se unaprijed sto je u orginalu da ne bi bilo "lost in translation"i da bi omogucilo samostalno istrazivanje. Prijevod je moguc ako se "copi and paste" u neki online hrvatsko engleski rjecnik. Takodje mi je zaosto nije pregledno posto online tools to ne dozvoljavaju. Njemacke, spanske i francuske izvore ovdje nisam citirao.

Analysis: The party was in Kosovo but the hangover will be global
(Source:http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3385104.ece, February 18, 2008)
This is because, whether the European Union accepts it or not, Kosovo's creation defines the world's newest nation state in the most explosive manner possible - by ethnicity. So ethnic Serbs (they won't be calling themselves Kosovans any time soon) settled in the north of Kosovo are asking why should they be loyal to what they view as an extension of Albania.
While it may be comforting to pretend that this "Balkanisation" is exclusively a Balkan issue, it isn't. It is now a European one: France and Spain, among others, are also host to separatist disputes of their own. Will Corsican nationalists pull down the balaclavas with renewed vigour as they eye the success of their fellow independentistas in Kosovo? How about the Basques?
(Source: URL http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2008/02/19/do..., retrieved 19.02.08)

Baskia (Spain)
The Basques have achieved sweeping autonomy from Spain, but militants continue to fight for full independence. Kosovo is "a lesson in how to resolve conflicts of identity and membership, peacefully and democratically," said Miren Askarate, spokeswoman for the Basque regional government in northern Spain. (Source: URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7250764.stm, retrieved, 19.02.08)

Corsica (France)
On the Mediterranean island of Corsica, the birthplace of Napoleon, nationalists still set off bombs to press for independence from France.

Turkish Cyprus (Cyprus)
"I salute the independence of Kosovo. No people can be forced to live under the rule of another," said Mehmet Ali Talat, leader of the Turkish Cypriots. (Source: URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7250764.stm, retrieved, 19.02.08)

Transdniestria (Moldova)
President of Moldova Vladimir Voronjin warned the EU that his country could become a new Kosmet, if this Serbian province unilaterally proclaims independence. Voronjin said in talks with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso that independence of Kosmet would represent a precedent in international law, which would inevitably reflect on the integrity of Moldova.
The chairman of the breakaway Transdniester region of Moldova, Yevgeny Shevchuk, said: "We believe that a new era started and a new system of international relations was formed the moment part of a country, based on a series of historical developments, decided to live independently, and this country can gain recognition."
(Source: URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7250764.stm, retrieved 19.02.08)More reading: URL http://www.transdniestria.com/

Abkhazia, South Ossetia, (Kavkaz, Gruzia)
"Kosovo is a precedent," de facto Abkhaz president Sergey Bagapsh told Russian news agency Interfax yesterday, saying that Abkhazia and South Ossetia would resubmit requests for the recognition of its independence to Russia, the UN and the CIS.
"If anyone thinks that Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestria will stop after the recognition of Kosovo, they are making a big mistake," he said. "We said one and two years ago that the recognition of Kosovo was immaterial to us. We started our [independence] campaign earlier and would continue it to the end," he said.
As far as one is concerned, South Ossetian President Eduard Kokoity said that "nothing extraordinary has happened." "We were expecting all this, a path that Kosovo start today, we had started 17 years ago", he said.
(Source: http://www.kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2008/02/18/9343.shtml / Retrieved 19.02.08.)
More reading: URL http://www.abkhazia.org/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/3797729.stm

Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenia)
YEREVAN, 19.02.08. Nagorno-Karabakh issue is unprecedented and can serve as an additional factor for Europe, RA Parliament Speaker Tigran Torosian stated noting he could prove it even not as Armenia’s citizen and Parliament’s Chair, IA REGNUM reports.
“irrespective of what will subsequently take pace in Kosovo, I am more than sure that Nagorno-Karabakh will be a free Republic”.
(Source: DeFacto.com, retieved 19.02.08) More reading: URL http://www.nkr.am/eng/

The Faroes (Denmark)
The islanders are about evenly split between those favouring independence and those who prefer to continue as a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Within both camps there is, however, a wide range of opinions. Of those who favour independence, some are in favour of an immediate unilateral declaration. Others see it as something to be attained gradually and with the full consent of the Danish government and the Danish nation. In the unionist camp there are also many who foresee and welcome a gradual increase in autonomy even as strong ties to Denmark are maintained.
(Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands , retrieved 19.02.2008)
Prime minister heads a broad-based coalition government which also includes the Independence Party (Republicans) and the Centre Party, both of which favour independence.
(Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/3434335.stm, retrieved 19.02.2008)

Greenland (Denmark)
Greenland voters root for independence. Parties advocating greater independence have emerged as the winners of Greenland's general elections. (Source: URL http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2543303.stm, retrieved 19.02.2008)

Flandria/Wallonia (Belgium)
Belgium could be the next country to face a big breakup: A nasty rift between Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north and French-speaking southern Wallonia has raised speculation that the kingdom may split in two.

Scotland, Wales (United Kingdom)
The Scottish National Party has promised to hold a referendum on independence by 2010. Although a vote looks unlikely, it's not for lack of trying. After 700 years of struggle dating back to William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, Scotland's latest "Braveheart" is Connery. "All of my life experience tells me that an independent Scotland will be successful," the James Bond actor said in TV spots aired last year. The Party of Wales wants an independent Welsh state.
And in southwestern England, a boisterous secessionist group is trying to carve a country out of Cornwall.
(Source: URL http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/feb/17/gaining-independence/, retrieved 19.02.08.)

Vermont (USA)
In the U.S., separatist movements advocate independence for Alaska, Texas and the southern states.
Some are quirky, such as Second Vermont Republic - Thomas Naylor's small but spirited campaign to break off his corner of northern New England and make it a nation.
With his spectacles, bald spot and long white hair, the retired Duke University economics professor looks like Benjamin Franklin and quotes Thomas Jefferson. He believes that if Kosovo can become a country, so can Vermont, which was independent until it joined the Union in 1791 as the 14th state.
Yet Naylor concedes: "It's a tough sell. This is not kid stuff. Secession is a radical act of rebellion driven by anger and fear."
(Source: URL http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2008/feb/17/gaining-independence/, retrieved 19.02.08.)

Instead of conclusion
Russia’s options may be limited. But this is a more assertive Russia than nine years ago, and even then it did not take the insult of the Nato invasion lying down. One oft-forgotten detail of the war is the three-day standoff with Nato after Russian troops seized Pristina airport in a bid to partition Kosovo.
Nobody really expects a column of Russian tanks to pour into Pristina today. But neither can they afford to dismiss Russia’s rhetoric. When Nato’s commander realised Kosovo’s integrity was at stake he ordered a blockade to stop Russian planes from landing. General Sir Michael Jackson refused. The stakes were higher than a future small Balkan state, he said. “Sir, I’m not starting World War III for you.”
(Source: URL http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article3385104.ece, retrieved 19.02.08)

Kosovo/a (Serbia)
Europe's new jihadist statelet? THE WASHIGTON TIMES EDITORIAL
(Source: URL http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20080219/EDITORIAL/322739956&Sear...)

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