Groping for an Exit

It's a measure of the turmoil in Macedonia's government that every new proposal to bring an end to the country's three-month-old insurgency ends up triggering more problems. Last week, E.U. foreign policy chief Javier Solana thought he had worked out a way to hold Macedonia's fragile "national unity" government together. But shortly after he left the capital, Skopje, a key ethnic Albanian party backed out of the deal.

Then, in an extraordinary televised address, Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski, ordinarily the chief defender of Macedonian Slav interests, suddenly announced that his government was on the verge...

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