Yugoslavia and Europe

July 15, 1991|By Corriere della Sera

MILAN, ITALY — TODAY'S Slovenia could be tomorrow's Slovakia, or Transylvania, not to mention the Baltic states and the other separatists who are breaking up the U.S.S.R. from within. What is the answer? Do we continue as before, by waving a wallet of money before them and advocating wisdom?

In Yugoslavia's case, Europe seems to have missed the boat. But the question is a far wider one. There is a need for open-mindedness about risks posed by the pan-European situation, something that was lacking before the Yugoslav situation exploded.

Otherwise the West will be reduced to mourning the passing of men such as Tito and even Brezhnev.

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