- Katarzyna Gelles
- Miejsce Rumunii i Bułgarii w niemieckiej polityce zagranicznej po II wojnie światowej
- ISBN: 978-83-60695-27-2 Lublin
- 2009 str.
- format 0
- (Kod: 150)
Romania and Bulgaria’s Place in German Foreign Policy after World War II
This article presents issues of Romania and Bulgaria’s infl uence on the foreign policy of the two German states after 1949 and of the united Germany after 1990. South East Europe was a domain of growing German infl uence until the end of the 19th century. A network of countless political, economic and cultural ties was established in the region. The connecting element was the German minority living in these countries. After World War II broader frameworks of activities were not established until the collapse of the Eastern bloc. Drawing on the traditional contacts, the Federal Republic of Germany supported the eff orts of the Central and Eastern European countries to accede to the Euro-Transatlantic structures. An important date was the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to NATO (2004) and the European Union (2007). German diplomacy participates actively in the process of formation of European Union policy by elaborating strategies, initiatives and guidelines allowing tasks to be undertaken and challenges to be faced in today’s world. Germany´s engagement is based on the conviction that the European continent composes a historically formed whole in which it falls on Germany to play the role of a bridge between East and West.