Germany’s policy towards Serbia focuses on providing support for the country’s political and economic reforms. The aim is to promote the process of democratic change, promote the rule of law in Serbia, and make progress in the country’s democratic process. European Union accession process.
Serbia and Germany hold different positions on Kosovo’s independence, and this position has been recognized by Germany.
Germany has been Serbia in the European Union since the country’s transition to democracy in the fall of 2000. In addition, due to the large number of Serbs and Serbians who live permanently in Germany, there are close contacts between Germany and Serbia. Currently, it is estimated that a total of 300,000 to 500,000 Serbian descent live in Germany.
For many years, Germany has been one of Serbia’s main economic partners. Serbia has more than 400 companies funded by German capital with more than 60,000 employees. The German-Serbian Business Association has more than 300 members.
Since the start of development cooperation with Serbia in 2000, the German government has provided about 2 billion euros, making Germany the country’s largest bilateral donor. Germany’s goals for providing this support include:
Support Serbia’s access to the European Union to join
Promote the democratic and ecologically sustainable development of Serbia on the basis of the rule of law and market economy
Strengthen regional cross-border cooperation
Serbia’s cultural life is rich and colorful, and its cultural cooperation with Germany is close. The Goethe-Institut Belgrade offers a wide range of attractive programs, and many people participate in activities such as exhibitions, lectures, concerts, theater and German language classes in great demand.
The remaining small number of German minorities (called Danube Swabians) have 4,064 members registered in the organization’s national committee and have 14 cultural associations. With more than 750 members, S. Gerhardt of Sambor is the largest society and a driving force in efforts to maintain minority identity.
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