The Supreme Council of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference awarded all of German East Africa (GEA) to Britain on 7 May 1919, over the strenuous objections of Belgium.  : 240 The British colonial secretary , Alfred Milner , and Belgium's minister plenipotentiary to the conference, Pierre Orts , then negotiated the Anglo-Belgian agreement of 30 May 1919  : 618–9 where Britain ceded the north-western GEA provinces of Ruanda and Urundi to Belgium.  : 246 The conference's Commission on Mandates ratified this agreement on 16 July 1919.  : 246–7 The Supreme Council accepted the agreement on 7 August 1919.  : 612–3
Finally, when it comes to fears of German domination over Europe, probably the most breathtaking change has occurred in its position toward the European Union. Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl fought for the euro and a United States of Europe, and he felt that the Germans stood to benefit from every deutschmark that went to Brussels. West Germany did not see itself as a complete entity, which it wasn't, but as a part of larger entities, like Europe and NATO. It was because of this attitude that Kohl had no objection to the notion of allowing his country to dissolve into the EU.
German East Africa , German Deutsch-Ostafrika , former dependency of imperial Germany , corresponding to present-day Rwanda and Burundi , the continental portion of Tanzania , and a small section of Mozambique . Penetration of the area was begun in 1884 by German commercial agents, and German claims were recognized by the other European powers in the period 1885–94. In 1891 the German imperial government took over administration of the area from the German East Africa Company . Although its subjugation was not completed until 1907, the colony experienced considerable economic development before World War I . During the war it was occupied by the British, who received a mandate to administer the greater part of it (Tanganyika Territory) by the Treaty of Versailles (signed June 1919; enacted January 1920). A smaller portion (Ruanda-Urundi) was entrusted to Belgium .