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Ethnic cleansing and genocide have not been monopolized by any one religious or ethnic group. At one time or another during the twentieth century, such crimes against humanity have also been carried out on a large scale by predominantly Catholic Croats, Hungarians, Poles and Lithuanians, by predominantly Orthodox Romanians, Serbs and Ukrainians, by predominantly Protestant Latvians and north Germans, and by predominantly Muslim Bosniaks, Albanians and Turks. Rather than point fingers of blame at the particular religious and ethnic groups who have committed such atrocities at various times and places, we consider that the root cause of this terrible malady has been the ‘ethnic’ conception and definition of nationhood, which prevailed at least partly as a result of the predominance of supranational imperial polities in central and eastern Europe up to the end of the First World War.
Serbia was told that it could become an official candidate for EU membership as early as 2008, provided it co-operated fully with the ICTY. A major crisis erupted in Romania when premier Calin Popescu Tariceanu (leader of the Liberal Party) sacked his main coalition partners (the Democratic Party) and the non-party ministers whose reforms had secured the admission of Romania into the EU, while parliament voted to suspend and impeach President Traian Basescu (leader of the Democratic Party), accusing him of having repeatedly violated the Constitution.
Austrian Reichsrat prorogued (until 1916). Assassination of Habsburg Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife by a Bosnian Serb in Sarajevo. HE demanded Serb submission to Habsburg overlordship. Serbia accepted xl Chronologies 1914 (Sept) 1914–17 1915 1916 (Aug–Oct) 1916 (Oct) 1916 (Dec) 1917 1918 1919 1919–20 1919–44 1920 1920s 1926–35 1930s 1931 1933–8 1934–40 1938 (Mar) 1938 (Sept) 1939 (Mar) 1939 (Aug) 1939 (Sept) 1941 (June) 1943 (Apr) 1944 (Aug) 1944 (Oct) 1945 (Jan) 1945 (May) 1945–7 1947 1948–9 all but one of the demands, but HE declared war on Serbia – engulfing Europe in conflict.