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Today @bundeskanzler 🇩🇪 and @vonderleyen 🇪🇺 host an expert conference on #UkraineRecovery in Berlin. A 🧵 on how we got here, what to expect and what 🇺🇦 needs. [1/12]
How we got here: In July, 🇨🇭 hosted the first recovery conference. 🇺🇦 presented its #NationalRecoveryPlan, its Western allies didn't respond with a joint plan. The official #LuganoDeclaration only contains 7 broad principles (partnership, sustainability, ...). [2/12]
Several non-papers exist on how to organize reconstruction from a donor perspective, incl. @EU_Commission "Rebuild Ukraine" platform, an @EBRD non-paper about a 3-level structure + secretariat, an @EIB proposal on a "EU-Ukraine Gateway Trust Fund." [3/12]
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Berlin Conference of 1884
A Historical Thread
The Berlin Conference was described by Harm J. de Bli in "Geography: Realms, Regions, and Concepts:"
"Berlin Conference was Africa's undoing in more ways than one. Colonial powers superimposed their domains on the African continent.
By the time independence returned to Africa in 1950, the realm had acquired a legacy of political fragmentation that could neither be eliminated nor made to operate satisfactorily."
Purpose of the Berlin Conference:
In 1884, at the request of Portugal, German chancellor Otto von Bismark called together the major western powers of the world to negotiate questions and end confusion over the control of Africa.
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Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas: we have achieved the goals we set ourselves for today's #BerlinConference. Now we hold the key to solving the #Libya conflict. We will need a joint effort to make use of it.
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We will set up a follow-up committee to implement the results of today's #BerlinConference and to support the work of @UNSMILibya‘s @GhassanSalame starting in February. - Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas following the #LibyaConference in Berlin Image
States not present in Berlin are welcome to contribute to the follow-up, be it military, political, economic or humanitarian. We need international partners to assume responsibility. - Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas after the #BerlinConference

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Being in #Berlin while the preparations for the #Libya Peace Conference were under way, I gave an interview to the excellent @SumangaliS @dwnews about the possible outcomes of Sunday's meeting plus the assessment o the players including #IslamicState.
@SumangaliS @dwnews My Two cents on #BerlinConference on #Libya:
1- Interesting that a major player, #Morocco, was not invited, while it was instrumental in the accords of #Skhirat.
2- Invited though: #Tunisia, #Algeria and #Qatar, countries favourable to the #GNA.
3- Like in #Moscow, the two #Libya-n parties the #GNA #Serraj & the #LNA #Haftar did NOT meet in #Berlin. Last time they met in an international-sponsored conference was in #France under the leadership of President #Macron.
4- Telling that the photo-op did not include any Libyans
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