Elaborates оf Baron Schwegel, March 1878 Cover Image

Елаборати барона Швегела, март 1878.
Elaborates оf Baron Schwegel, March 1878

Author(s): Momir Samardžić, Sara Samardžić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: Serbia; Austria-Hungary; Congress of Berlin; Eastern Question

Summary/Abstract: At the time of the Congress of Berlin, Austria-Hungary was a state whose attitude had a decisive impact on the way in which the issue of Serbia’s territorial widening was solved at the Congress. Particularly important in defining this attitude were elaborates of baron Joseph von Schwegel, which emphasised the intention of the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to use Serbia’s position and the Balkan crisis for ensuring the Monarchy’s long-term geostrategic trade-related economic interests in the Balkans and solving the related infrastructural issues concerning the Danube navigation – primarily through the Đerdap gorge, including the conclusion of construction of the trans-Balkan railway line to enable the penetration of products of the Austrian industry to the south and oppose British and French competition in the Balkans.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 251-274
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Serbian