The main headline story resulting from the recent Kosovan Parliamentary
elections was that less than 1% of the Ethnic partition threatened
80,000 ethnic-Serbs living in Kosovo (called Kosova by ethnic Albanians)
cast their votes.
The recent roots of the bloody break-up of the former Yugoslavia lies in
the deepening crisis it faced in the 1980s. Throughout the 1980s its
economic situation worsened. By 1987 inflation was running at over 100%
a year, by mid-1988 the annual rate reached 160%. Workers’ living
standards were falling with the...