Traditionally, the State of Baden-Württemberg is highly committed to the cooperation between the states and regions of Central and Southeast Europe and is a co-initiator and partner of the "Macro-Regional Strategy for the Danube Region" of the European Union. Baden-Württemberg plays a leading role in the implementation of the Danube Strategy on behalf of the Federal Government of Germany.
The Minister of Justice and for Europe and Chairman of the Committee on European Union Affairs of the German second chamber, the Federal Council (Bundesrat), Guido Wolf, would like to achieve an increased awareness for judiciary issues and the rule of law within the Danube region.
For the first time in our longstanding and efficient cooperation in the Danube region, we want to address issues concerning the rule of law and cooperation within the judiciary system - cooperatively, self-critically and objectively.
The State Government of Baden-Württemberg is well aware of the importance of the rule of law for our citizens, our democracy, for the acceptance of European integration and for a functioning internal market. We want to help ensure that the rule of law becomes a fundamental value within the European Union.
This conference will enable us to discuss key issues concerning the current status of the rule of law in the European Union in a multilateral framework of partners with many common goals and different approaches. Stakeholders with experience in building an independent judicial system are explicitly invited to share their experience.
The Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) in Bonn, the Southeast Europe Association (SOG) in Munich as well as the Danube City of Ulm are supporting us in the realisation of this conference and their representatives will enrich the conference agenda with their contributions.
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