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Брантова источна политика и југословенска економска емиграција у СР Немачкој
Brandt’s Eastern Policy and the Yugoslav Economic Emigration in West-Germany

Author(s): Vladimir Ivanović
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Economic history, Political history, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), History of Communism, Historical revisionism, Cold-War History
Published by: Institut za noviju istoriju Srbije
Summary/Abstract: Accession of the Grand Coalition marked the change of the direction of West-German foreign policy. The main actor, Willy Brandt started giving up the former guiding principles of foreign policy and began the process of normalization of relations with the countries of the Soviet bloc, accepting the reality of the existence of two German states in the process. The new course affected the relations between Yugoslavia and West-Germany too. The two countries reestablished diplomatic relations on January 31, 1968. This was the main precondition for solving problems burdening the bilateral relations. The author analyzes the matter of regulation of the status of the Yugoslav labor force in the FR of Germany and how the new Eastern policy of the new German government and the reestablishment of diplomatic relations influenced the solution of one of the most important problem of the bilateral relations. The solution of this problem encouraged both parties to believe that other problems encumbering the relations of the two countries could also be solved, above all the one concerning indemnification of the victims of Nazi persecution.

  • Page Range: 275-292
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: Serbian