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Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl served as Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 and as the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998.

His 16-year tenure was the longest of any head of government in post-war Germany. He is widely regarded as the architect of German reunification, and played a pivotal role in establishing the European Union, through the Maastricht Treaty. Recent DW content concerning Kohl is collated below.

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