About: German reunification

Elections 04-10-2021

Emotional Merkel, marking German reunification, calls for tolerance

Angela Merkel urged Germans on Sunday (3 October) to forge a common future that draws on their diverse backgrounds, harking back to the 2015 decision to admit 1 million refugees that was a defining moment of her long chancellorship.
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.
Politics 21-06-2017

Bill Clinton expected to speak at Kohl’s tribute on 1 July

EU leaders and former heads of state from Europe and elsewhere will meet in Strasbourg on 1 July to pay tribute to the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, in the European Parliament.
Politics 16-06-2017

Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of German reunification, died on Friday (16 June), the mass-selling newspaper Bild reported. He was 87.
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.
Languages & Culture 24-07-2015

Study: Effects of German division have endured longer than expected

25 years after reunification, the old German-German border is still recognisable in many aspects of life, according to a new study on the state of German unity. Tagesspiegel 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.
Languages & Culture 17-12-2012

Germans still divided, more than two decades after reunification: Survey

The majority of eastern Germans regard their western compatriots as "arrogant" and mostly interested in money, according to a new survey that highlights distinct east-west identities.
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.