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.
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.
The head of the EU executive called lawmakers unserious and ridiculous. Only a few dozen lawmakers showed up to a debate on the Maltese presidency.
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