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"Koenigsberg/Karaliaucius/Kaliningrad region: Settlement of sovereignty will end Second World War"

Furmonavicius, Darius. (2003) "Koenigsberg/Karaliaucius/Kaliningrad region: Settlement of sovereignty will end Second World War". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    The present status of the Konigsberg/Karaliaucius/Kaliningrad region is not defined as an international level. The Potsdam Conference in 1945 assigned this region to the Soviet Union for a temporary period. But, the USSR no longer exists. The question of sovereignty for the Konigsberg region is therefore one that must now be answered. The neighboring states of Lithuania, Poland and Germany, as well as the Scandinavian states, are deeply interested in the demilitarization of the region. The Balts welcomed the US. Congress resolution demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Konigsberg region, which was unanimously passed in 1996. However, almost nothing appears to have happened since, as the Russian army is still there and the pollution of the Baltic Sea still continues on a critical scale. The international community, particularly the European Union, whose economic aid to Russia totaled more than $1 billion, must attach conditions to this aid to require that Russia withdraws its army and allows the people of the region to decide their own future in a referendum. Indeed, the Second World War will at last be over when the Koenigsburg region is liberated from Russian occupation.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Lithuania
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > enlargement
    Countries > Germany
    Countries > Poland
    Countries > Russia
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 11
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:42

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