Germany will not stall with the acknowledgement
Paris, 24 November - German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, in discussion for the French television station Antenne 2, said that Germany will not wait for all of Europe to acknowledge Slovenia and Croatia. "I'm against the idea of Germany being a lone rider, but this does not mean that we will wait on all the Europeans," said Kohl. The French press agency is of the opinion that the group of European countries around Germany will also begin the process of acknowledging Slovenia and Croatia, as a very favorable public opinion in Germany towards Slovenia and Croatia is encouraging Chancellor Kohl to do this. AFP adds that high diplomatic circles in Bonn are of the opinion that when the matter will concern the acknowledgement of Slovenia and Croatia, Germany will join Italy and Austria.