Statements by the German OSCE Delegation
Here you can find statements and declarations made by the German OSCE delegation on various issues in OSCE bodies and at conferences and other events.
Please note that the Federal Government generally feeds its position into the joint statements by the EU, which are coordinated among all EU member states in Vienna under the leadership of the EU Delegation to the OSCE.
Franco German statement of 31 January 2017 at a special meeting of the Permanent Council looking at developments in Ukraine
A special meeting of the Permanent Council was held on 31 January 2017, when the participating States debated the recent military escalation in eastern Ukraine. With an eye to the special role played by Germany and France in political conflict resolution within the Normandy format, the French Ambassador made a joint Franco‑German statement to the Permanent Council.
Franco-German Statement on developments in Ukraine [pdf, 65.45k]
Statement by Ambassador Pohl on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
On 26 January 2017, one day ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the current Chair of IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance), Ambassador Mihnea Constantinescu from Romania, addressed the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna. On this occasion, Germany’s OSCE Ambassador Eberhard Pohl stressed in his reply to Constantinescu: “For Germany, “NEVER AGAIN” is the driving force for our commitment to a united Europe and for our awareness that freedom and rule of law, plurality and tolerance are of paramount importance.”
During the 2016 OSCE Chairmanship, Germany had made promoting tolerance, diversity and non-discrimination, in particular combatting anti-Semitism, a priority. An important project by ODIHR, which is supported by Germany, is “Words into Action”.
Statement by Ambassador Pohl [pdf, 240.87k]