European Liberals mourn death of Helmut Kohl | ALDE Party

European Liberals mourn death of Helmut Kohl

17/06/2017
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

"The passing of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl is a great loss for Germany and Europe", expressed ALDE Party President Hans van Baalen MEP. 

"Together with former German liberal leader and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Kohl seized the historic opportunity in 1989/90 to steer Germany's peaceful reunification. At the same time he embedded this process into a greater reunification process of the European continent and further EU integration. Germany and the Europe can be grateful for these historic achievements and European Liberals will honour and commemorate his legacy", concluded the ALDE Party President.