From IWPR'S BALKAN CRISIS REPORT, NO.
Congratulatory speeches by European
leaders in Zagreb gloss over obstacles still plaguing Balkan reconciliation
By Dragutin Hedl in Zagreb
European leaders gathering in Zagreb
last week for the historic European Union, EU, Balkan summit were determinedly
upbeat. French President Jacques Chirac said the summit "completed
the reconciliation of our continent" started ten years ago with the
fall of the Berlin Wall.
The summit, which brought together the
heads of state and government leaders of the 15 EU member states, Croatia,