About: fall of the Berlin Wall

Politics 08-11-2019

Bulgarian dissident takes stock of 30 years of ‘criminal’ transition

Petar Boyadjiev, a Bulgarian dissident and political refugee living in France, has talked to EURACTIV Bulgaria about his “disgust” with people in power in his native country, who he says waste or misappropriate EU funds instead of using them to the benefit of society.
Politics 08-11-2019

The journalist question that fractured the Berlin Wall

Our distinguished colleague Ewald König, who has served as editor-in-chief of EURACTIV Germany, attended the historic press conference in East Berlin, where a blunder by East German official Günter Schabowski triggered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This is his account of this incredible episode, first published in 2009.
Freedom of thought 05-06-2019

Tusk on 1989 anniversaries: Two visions are present also today

European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (4 June) hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not the only possible outcome of a fight for freedom.
Europe's East 10-11-2014

Berlin celebrates the night ‘that changed our lives’

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Berlin on Sunday (9 November) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the momentous day had proved that "dreams can come true". EURACTIV Germany reports.
Languages & Culture 04-11-2014

25 years after fall of the Berlin Wall, divisions in Germany remain

“Would you like to know more about the history of former East Germany?” 54% of German citizens answered “No” to this question in a recent survey ahead of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, while 6 in 10 Germans were in favour of looking ahead rather than reflecting on GDR history. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 02-03-2011

Gorbachev turns 80, slams Putin for rolling back democracy

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, in comments published on his 80th birthday celebrated today (2 March), accused Russia's leaders of rolling back democracy and advised Vladimir Putin not to run for office next year.

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