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Death of ex-chancellor Kohl ‘staatsbegrafenis EU

Death of ex-chancellor Kohl ‘staatsbegrafenis EU

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Helmut Kohl receives the first person is a ‘staatsbegrafenis’ of the European Union. The tribute must be completed within two weeks take place in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

It is an initiative of commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, that the Friday death of former chancellor, once “the greatest European he had ever met” and called.

A spokesman of the commission said that the details and the time of the ceremony have not yet been developed.

The tribute is unprecedented. The EU is not a state and a rouwceremonie behalf of the EU, is also nowhere to be found in the European treaties. Juncker holds himself personally with the organization is engaged and has this contact with the family from Kohl’s, so it sounded in the weekend in the vicinity of the president.

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Helmut Kohl death: the man who was Germany reunited

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In Bild am Sonntag said Juncker, the former chancellor, myself, for a farewell, that was all over the national boundaries would go.

He pointed out that Kohl’s, one of only three European ereburgers was, in addition to founder Jean Monnet and former commission president Jacques Delors.

“Helmut Kohl, the European house with a life filled”, wrote Juncker on Friday. “Without Helmut Kohl, there was no euro.”

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Helmut Kohl: The man behind German and European unity

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