Pravda.ru

News » World

Helmut Kohl dies at 87

17.06.2017 | Source:

Pravda.Ru

 
Helmut Kohl dies at 87. 60685.jpeg

Helmut Kohl dies at 87

The ex-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1982 to 1998, the Father of Reunification, has died aged 87.

Helmut Kohl can also be called the Father of the Euro along with French President François Miterrand. Certainly he will be known for the two things - German reunification and European integration.

Leading the Christian Democrats, Helmut Kohl was the longest-serving Chancellor of Germany in the twentieth century. He was the protegé of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who turned against him in a financial scandal at the end of the 1990s. In 2011 he criticized Merkel's policies of austerity.

He died at home in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. He fell in 2008 and since then had been in a wheelchair.

Photo: By Cezary p - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3781156

 


Relations between Germany and USA get 'spycy'
 

Popular photos

Most popular

Qatar and Turkey vs. Saudi Arabia: Why USA tries to revive South Stream
Qatar and Turkey vs. Saudi Arabia: Why USA tries to revive South Stream
A conflict of interests between monarchies of the Persian Gulf continues developing. Seven Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia delivered an ultimatum to Qatar. The aggravation of the dispute around...
Trump, Republicans Seek to Euthanize 80 Million Young and Old Americans
Trump, Republicans Seek to Euthanize 80 Million Young and Old Americans
It is difficult to comprehend why Republican voters are so inclined to watch as their fellow citizens are likely to be cut off from the lifeline that is Medicaid. It is more appalling, I suppose, to...
Рейтинг@Mail.ru Rambler_s_Top100_Service