Problem

Differences in national economic interest

Other Names:
Differences in international political alliances
International conflict of national interests
Claim:
The failure of the European Community in Bosnia is in part due to deep seated national differences of economic interest and political alliance which condemned the attempt to forge a common policy from the beginning. Examples include Greece with its traditional ties with the Orthodox states in the Balkan countries and its vulnerability to any economic backlash, and Germany with its interest in early recognition of Croatia.
Broader Problems:
Parochial national interests
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
06.02.1997 – 00:00 CET