Jacques Hogard in the European Parliament
Conference: "KOSOVO AND METOHIJA –EUROPEAN CASE OF VIOLENT SECESSION"
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am pleased to be here today at the invitation of the Center for Geostrategic Studies in Belgrade, here in the European Parliament.
As a senior French officer, I served in Macedonia and then in Kosovo in the first half of 1999. When I was assigned to the French Special Operations Command, I was appointed as the head of the joint special forces group that intervened before the French KFOR Brigade’s deployment under the command of NATO.
It is for this reason that I am speaking today, having published a few years ago a book with a deliberately provocative title: "Europe has died in Pristina". If you have not read it, I recommend you to do it! There you will find my testimony on this tragic period.