The Boris Tadic Line

Interesting analysis from the Economist:

To endow this idea with more political weight, some diplomats think that Georgia might be given the equivalent of the European road maps being followed by Balkan countries, though without (for now) a promise of membership at the end. The Balkan comparison does not stop there. “The long-term implication of the Sarkozy deal,” says one diplomat, citing the pro-Western Serbian president, “is that Georgia has begun to adopt the [Boris] Tadic line.” That means pledging not to use force to regain lost lands, and focusing instead on EU integration and rebuilding the economy.