S. Hrg. 108-194: Successor States to Pre-1991 Yugoslavia: Progress and Challenges: Hearing before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, June 25, 2003   [open pdf - 478KB]

On June 25, 2003, the Senate Subcommitte on European Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations convenes to discuss and hear testimony regarding "Successor States to Pre-1991 Yugoslavia". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Senator Joseph Biden, Jr. of Deleware; Paul Jones of the Department of State; Major General William Nash of the Center for Preventative Action of the Council on Foreign Relations; James O'Brien of the Albright Group, LLC; Daniel Serwer of the U.S. Institute of Peace; and Senator George Voinovich of Ohio. Chairman George Allen explains that "the key is that the principle of representative government has taken root in most of the Balkan nations, and I believe the United States and our allies can take a great deal of satisfaction in the successes enjoyed in the Balkans in recent years, and while strides have been made in democratic and economic reform, and they have been impressive, we are reminded that our combined focus and attention cannot wane in the Balkans. Kosovo continues to experience setbacks in its efforts to make meaningful, long-lasting reform. The rule of law continues to be a very fragile concept and Kosovo continues to be a haven for drug-smuggling, human trafficking, and money-laundering. With Kosovo experiencing such problems and the matter of its final status still unclear, the international community has very good reason to remain engaged."

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