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.
NATO's sleek new digs are finally open for business in a process that started in 2010. But nostalgia abounds for the history of the 1960s prefab building that housed the alliance after it was made homeless by France.