European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed holding a European farewell ceremony for the deceased former German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl. He said this in comments to the German newspaper Bild.
“During the life of Col, was awarded the honorary citizenship of Europe. So now you should also give him credit, after a European farewell ceremony, which I offer,” — said the politician.
“Kohl was a German Europeans and European Germans. He formed the fate and history of this continent, uniting the people of the East and the West,” said Juncker, adding that “this was his special mission.”
Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the views of Kohl on the future relations between Russia and Germany, Russia and Europe not only made a big impression on him, “but also to some extent to a large extent changed my own perspective on these processes.”
Helmut Kohl, died Friday, June 16, in his home in Ludwigshafen, he was 87 years old. As Chancellor of Germany he held from 1982 to 1998. When it was the unification of West and East Germany.