‘’ Conflict Nato– Serbia (1999) and the Issue of Kosovo through the Greek Press and the Fable of the Greek-Serbian Friendship ‘’
Nikolaos Anast. Vasileiadis

The Balkan region over time constituted a field of ethnic conflicts. In modern reality, the dissolution of Yugoslavia, a multinational union, sparked violent clashes between the peoples of the former united state entity. Hatreds surfaced and armed violence got character gruesome war crimes. This development, having attracted worldwide interest, and because of the strategic importance of the region, made inevitable the intervention of the international community. So, inevitably, the conflict took place between the NATO forces and Serbia, mostly in the Kosovo region in 1999. Within this context, particular importance is the position of Greece in this confrontation, as this country shows some unique features: it is country - a member of NATO and has traditionally had friendly relations with Serbia. certainly worthy original research search constitutes the analysis of the attitude of the Greek type, reflecting, but also affects the Greek public. The results of this analysis are extremely interesting and lead ultimately to a paradoxical and contradictory figure.On the one hand, it is obvious the pro-Serbian - anti-NATO stance of the Greek type. On the other hand, according to the publication approach, this behavior is based on a totally incorrect and unhistorical assessment of temporal existence Greek-Serbian friendship shaft, which in fact never existed. In this way, they degraded traditionally, but erroneously, stereotypes of Greek foreign policy and allow the Greece of an approach from a different perspective of the actual status of the Balkans.

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