Germany-Kosovo relations

German-Kosovan relations are foreign relations between Germany and Kosovo . Kosovo Declared icts independence from Serbia is 17 February 2008 and Germany Recognized it on 20 February 2008. [1] Germany HAS year embassy in Pristina since 27 February 2008. [2] Kosovo HAS year embassy in Berlin [3] and consulates in Frankfurt and Stuttgart . [4]

Germany is the second-largest donor to Kosovo behind the US . [5]

BND affair

On November 19, 2008, three agents of the Bundesnachrichtendienst were arrested in Kosovo and accused of involvement in a bomb attack. [6] The German media speculated that this arrest was meant for some of the BND , which in 2005 certified Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi was involved in the Kosovar-Albanian mafia network. [7] Even though the Kosovo police have claimed that they have been released , [8] they were released on November 28, 2008. [9] An unknown group called Army of the Republic of Kosovo (ARK)

Military

Germany participated in the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia , which resulted in an administration of Kosovo and then to eventual independence. Germany currently has 2,350 troops serving in Kosovo as peacekeepers in the NATO led Kosovo Force . Originally there was 8,500 German troops in KFOR. [10] Klaus Reinhardt was the second KFOR Commander from 8 October 1999 – 18 April 2000. Holger Kammerhoff was the 8th KFOR Commander from 3 October 2003 – 1 September 2004. Also Roland Kather was the 11th KFOR Commander from 1 September 2006 – 31 August 2007.

Germany feels 600 Soldiers to serve as Peacekeepers in EULEX ; EU Police, Civilian and Law Mission in Kosovo. [11]

See also

  • Foreign relations of Germany
  • Foreign relations of Kosovo

References

  1. Jump up^ “Germany recognises Kosovo” . German Federal Government. Archived from the original on 2011-09-26.
  2. Jump up^ “Deutsche Botschaft Pristina – Startseite” .
  3. Jump up^ “diplo – Startseite – HTTP Status 404” . Auswärtiges Amt .
  4. Jump up^ “Consular Missions Of The Republic Of Kosovo – Diplomatic Missions – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Republic of Kosovo” . Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Republic of Kosovo .
  5. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2009-08-05 . Retrieved 2009-05-04 .
  6. Jump up^ “Germans held in Kosovo over blast” . BBC News . November 23, 2008 . Retrieved 3 May 2010 .
  7. Jump up^ SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany (1 December 2008). “Covert Cock-Up: Germany’s Failed Spy Mission in Kosovo” . SPIEGEL ONLINE .
  8. Jump up^ SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg, Germany (25 November 2008). “Spy German Spy: Kosovo Claims to Have Video of ‘Terrorism ‘ ” . SPIEGEL ONLINE .
  9. Jump up^ “Three German Spies Await Release At Kosovo Airport” . RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty . Archived from the original on 2008-12-04.
  10. Jump up^ “Kosovo Force (KFOR)”www.nato.int Link accessed 21-07-09
  11. Jump up^ “British troops arrive in Kosovo”ukpress.google.com24 May 2008 Link accessed 5/24/08ArchivedMay 26, 2008, at theWayback Machine.

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