Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be honored by the European Union on Saturday - the first leader of an EU nation to get this honor. But following his death, the biggest question is how his legacy will be remembered.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has honored her former mentor, the late Helmut Kohl, in the official book of condolences for the former chancellor. The European Union is also planning a special commemoration.
German 20-year-olds barely can remember life before Merkel. She has been Germany's leading political figure for 12 years and looks set to rack up another four. Yet Germany has quite a tradition of long chancellorships.
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