Slovenia Did Not Cause Break-Up of Former Yugoslavia, Professor of Peace Studies Feels

Ljubljana, 17 June - It was not Slovenia's selfishness that caused the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, as some have suggested, Johan Galtung, a professor of peace studies, said in a lecture on Monday. It was the selfishness of other nations, notably France, that could not afford a change in Yugoslav borders due to independence movements in their own countries, he said in a lecture, hosted by the Slovene National Council, on global trends in the first half of the 21st century and their influence on the development of countries in SE Europe.

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