The decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in the Hague, The Netherlands, can open the box of Pandora concerning the separatist movements of different countries like Spain, Romania, Greece or Slovakia. These countries are those one who did not recognized the independence of Kosovo from Serbia in January 2008. However, today the top UN court decided. The unilateral independence declaration is not violating international law and probably some pressure from the EU will be on those countries to recognize the independence in their state level as well.

Such pressure from the UN and EU can lead to similar vindications from Hungarian ethnics in Transylvania or south of Slovakia or by the basks nationalist in Spain. I am looking forward to see what is happening in the next few months in that sense. Is history repeating?


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