Czech development options

Regarding the editorial "The Separatists' Sad Scenario," Nov. 6: The tension in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic points to the need for mediating structures that will encourage local democracy and the market economy.The mayor of Kosice, the capital of Eastern Slovakia, is in the process of creating such a structure. Through the creation and support of cooperatives, community development corporations, and local enterprise centers, this new organization will ensure that the people of Kosice and Eastern Slovakia are participants in their own development. It is to be hoped they will not suffer the fate of others in a divided world. Jim Lotz, Halifax, N.S. Canada

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