The German Government is proposing that Germany’s engagement in KFOR, NATO’s stabilisation mission, be extended by one year. The Bundeswehr mission will continue to be needed as a guarantor of security and as an anchor of stability in the Region.
Germany was one of the first countries to officially recognise and establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosovo after the country declared its independence in 2008. Furthermore, the…
The impact of years of civil wars in the Western Balkan region can still be felt to this day, with up to six million small arms still in circulation. Germany and France have launched an initiative to curb the illegal arms trade and to bring arms under control.
The way towards the EU is via true reconciliation and reform. Foreign Minister Maas has assured his Kosovar counterpart of Germany’s support in this undertaking.
If economically strong and stable democracies develop in South-Eastern Europe, both Germany and the EU stand to benefit.