Helmut Kohl, who governed the country between 1982 and 1998, was the longest-serving German chancellor of all time. He was the chancellor of reunification, and fought tirelessly for European integration. He did, however, also spark controversy.
DW's former editor-in-chief, Alexander Kudascheff, pays tribute to Germany's longest-serving chancellor.
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.
The European Union has paid homage to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the first-ever European ceremony of its kind. It marked a historic moment of self-validation, says Ines Pohl.
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.
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