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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Berlin Congress (1878)

Sina Van den Bogaert

Subject(s):
1815 to World War I — Territory, acquisition and transfer — Foreign relations law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The Berlin Congress was held in Berlin from 13 June to 13 July 1878. It was attended by Austria-Hungary, the British Empire, the German Empire, France, Italy, the Russian Empire ( Russia ), and the Ottoman Empire, and also by delegates from Greece, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro. It was solicited by Austria-Hungary and Britain with the aim of countering the Russian advance in the south-eastern region of Europe, and hosted by Chancellor von Bismarck. The Berlin Congress resulted in the Treaty between Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy,...
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