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Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe

Supporting economic and social transition

The Federal Republic of Germany has been supporting the states of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe since the early 1990s. Cooperation aims to facilitate the difficult economic and social transition. The independence of these states, and their development to become democracies, based on the rule of law, with market economies, are important for the stability and security of the whole of Europe. Germany concentrates its cooperation with partner countries in the region on the following key areas: Economic promotion and employment Supporting reforms in the administration and judiciary to put in place legal certainty and transparency and to foster decentralisation Modernisation and extension of public infrastructure. Overarching goals of all German measures in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe are EU alignment, good governance, conflict prevention, anti-corruption measures and job creation.

This map does not necessarily reflect the official position of the German government in terms of international law.

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