Honoring the Father of Reunification Former Chancellor Kohl Urges Merkel to 'Fight for Europe'

Most in Germany agree that former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was a primary advocate of European unity. This week, as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of his first election to the Chancellery, the father of German reunification urged his fellow conservatives to fight for the common currency he helped introduce.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl together with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday.

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl together with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday.

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cgh -- with reporting by Philipp Wittrock