After the fall of the Berlin Wall, tensions were high as negotiations about Germany's future began between France, the Soviet Union, the US and Britain. But were Helmut Kohl’s shrewd tactics the real catalyst for reunification?
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has been honored by world leaders at a special ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Hundreds had gathered to pay their final respects at a requiem mass in Speyer.
Helmut Kohl wanted a European Germany, not a German Europe. It was a theme touched on by all the funeral orators at the memorial service for the former German chancellor. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Strasbourg.
World leaders are paying tribute to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who has died at the age of 87. The EU's Jean-Claude Juncker said flags would fly at half-staff in Brussels to honor a "great European."
Thatcher was warned of Germany's aggressive character in the run-up to German reunification, newly-released files show. The British PM famously wanted to slow down Helmut Kohl as he "bulldozed" his way to a new state.
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