Ivor Roberts, former Ambassador to Yugoslavia | May 22, 2008
Uncertainty remains as to whether Serbia will turn East or West, but the radicalization of public opinion means the emerging government will have to defend Serb interests in Kosovo and encourage the de facto partition. ++ The prospect of EU membership is not sufficient to bring Serbs to terms with the loss of Kosovo. ++ Realistically, the EU and the US should consider a form of partition. ++ While eventually, with Serbia and Kosovo in the EU, the significance of borders would be minimized, a settlement today would appease tensions.