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Politics 07-02-2018

Berlin Wall gone for as long as it stood, Germans celebrate anniversary

Residents of Berlin, along with citizens throughout the country, celebrated on Monday (6 February) a landmark date in modern German history: the wall that used to separate the eastern and western sectors of the city has officially been down for the same time as it stood. EURACTIV's partner efe-epa reports.
Central Europe 01-04-2016

Juncker praises Genscher as Cold War ‘symbol of hope’

Germany's longest-serving foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, whose tireless Cold War diplomacy paved the way for his country's peaceful reunification, has died at age 89, his office said Friday.
Europe's East 19-11-2014

Ukrainian Archbishop: Russia is building a new Berlin wall

Now that we've marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, we realise that the problem was not solved at that time. The Kremlin is trying to build another Berlin wall, which according to their design will extend across Ukraine, Archbishop Yevstraty told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
A young man with a Ukraine flag defies the police in Moscow, 21 September [Reuters]
Europe's East 12-11-2014

Europe’s Ukrainian Road to Normality

In Europe’s search for a road back to normality, its leaders must look for new bargains where all parties stand to gain. We need more integration, not less, to anchor our common future and encourage greater commonality of values, writes Erik Berglöf.
Future EU 04-10-2010

EU chief negotiator recalls German reunification talks

East and West Germany reunified on 3 October 1990, less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The historic event was described as EU "enlargement without accession" by Carlo Trojan, the European Commission's chief negotiator on Germany's reunification. He spoke to EURACTIV Germany for the first time since those days.
Europe's East 19-03-2010

European centre-right claims to have defeated communism

In Europe, the European People's Party (EPP) was alone in denouncing communism, its secretary-general, Antonio López-Istúriz, declared in Brussels yesterday (18 March).