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.
Serbia and Kosovo continue to face significant challenges on their path to EU accession. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to strengthen forces for reform in the two Balkan countries.
The European Commission’s new strategy for the Western Balkans reaffirms the region’s EU perspective but also makes it clear that there is a long way to go before the six countries can join the EU. Germany is providing extensive support for the necessary reforms.
Last updated in October 2017 Political relations Bilateral relations are good and wide-ranging. Germany was one of the first countries to officially recognise the Republic of Kosovo after the…