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.
Ceremonies to remember former Chancellor Kohl included a service in Strasbourg before Kohl's body was taken on a river journey to the ancient German city of Speyer. There has been a measure of controversy.
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.
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