Timothy Garton Ash, St Antony’s College, Oxford | February 21, 2008
Kosovo's declaration of independence is equally one of dependency - but it’s the "least worst" outcome. ++ Europe is pushing for Kosovo to move from protectorate to EU member state, without allowing it to achieve full independence. ++ Kosovo's independence does not make the region any more unstable. ++ Serbia has a choice: to sulk, or to start working towards reconstruction and the EU.