Monday, October 02, 2006

Democracy at work in Central Europe

"Social Democrats Defeat Governing Party in Austria" , "Hungary PM stands firm after big poll losses" and "Early Results Show Bosnian Voters Split on Nation's Future" are just a few of this morning's headlines.

While most of Central Europe was facing important elections, Netherlands was just preparing, having the party conferences last weekend. The mud-throwing has started.

But what worries me most, is that among the three elections mentioned, the most significant ones for the future of Europe (namely the elections in Bosnia) were not mentioned in the Dutch newspapers. Still the collective shame over what happened 11 years ago?

There are more significant things happening in the area. "Serbia Asserts Its Sovereignty Over Kosovo in Legislation" according to the NYT.

It's going to be a hot autumn on the Balkans...

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