International Reports

A country on the brink of a region? Germany’s Baltic Sea policies

by Tobias Etzold
What is Germany’s interest in the Baltic Sea region (BSR) and regional cooperation? What are the country’s motivesand incentives? It seems that it is not that easy to answer these questions as certain contradictions in the German stance as well as contradictions in the perspectives on the region of the different actors and observers in Germany have been evident throughout the years.