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International organizations, such as the United Nations and European Community (the EC), attempted to stabilize international arrangements and reintegrate the successor states of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY) into the global community. The United Nations comprises several separate bodies, including the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Office of the Secretary-General, each with its own internal decision-making processes, strategies and goals. In the dissolution of the SFRY, the EC emerged as a collective decision-making body with a common foreign policy. The EC's pursuit of a common foreign policy has increased the potential both for stabilizing commercial relations in succession and for exacerbating the problems of state succession. The arbitrariness of the decision-making process and judgments of an ad hoc tribunal may wreck havoc on both the succession at hand and future successions.

Keywords: European Community (EC); global community; Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY); state succession; United Nations



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