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Marshall Plan a Stroke of Good Fortune in Our History

Jun 22, 2017 |
Henry Kissinger and Chancellor Merkel in Berlin

The Marshall Plan for Europe was a stroke of good fortune for German history, Chancellor Merkel said at an event hosted by the The German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.

European Memorial Ceremony Planned for Helmut Kohl

Jun 21, 2017 |
Helmut Kohl

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be remembered in a European ceremony of honor on July 1 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Chancellor Merkel will be among the speakers at the ceremony, which will mark the first time a European memorial of this kind has been held.

Ethics Commission Creates World's First Initial Guidelines For Autonomous Vehicles

Jun 21, 2017 | Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Autonomous driving

The ethics commission on automated and networked driving has developed initial guidelines for policymakers and legislators, permitting automated driving systems, but, with a view to safety, human dignity, personal freedom of choice and data autonomy, setting special requirements.

Merkel: Helmut Kohl was "a Stroke of Luck for us Germans"

Jun 19, 2017 | Press and Information Office of the Federal Government
Chancellor Angela Merkel writes in the book of condolence at the Federal Chancellery.

"We Germans owe him a great deal. I salute his memory." That is what Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote on Sunday in the condolence book for Helmut Kohl at the Federal Chancellery. She paid her respects to the achievements of the former Chancellor who was instrumental in reuniting Germany.

Helmut Kohl, Chancellor Who Reunited a Divided Germany, Dies at 87

Jun 16, 2017 |
Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl, known as the Chancellor of Unity for his leadership during the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful unification of Germany, passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 87. Kohl is Germany’s longest-serving head of government, serving as Federal Chancellor for more than 16 years, from 1982 to 1998.

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