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Summary

Helmut Kohl (born as Helmut Josef Michael Kohl in Ludwigshafen, Germany) is a famous Politician from Germany, he is 89 years old and still alive, born April 3, 1930.

Biography

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl is a former German politician (CDU). He was Germany's chancellor from 1982 to 1998 and chairman of the CDU from 1973 to 1998.

His 16 year long reign was the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck. In his reign, he was architect of German unification, and, together with the French president François Mitterrand, the Maastricht Treaty created the European Union.

Kohl and Mitterrand received the Charlemagne Prize in 1988. In 1998, Kohl was the first since Jean Monnet, was appointed honorary citizen of Europe by the European Heads of State and Government.

In 2007, proposed the European Union in a letter to the Nobel Committee that Helmut Kohl will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. At a press conference on the occasion of the European cooperation 50th anniversary emphasized Commission President Barroso Kohl's major contribution to peace in Europe. The proposal was also supported by Poland's first democratic prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki, and two former Polish foreign ministers, and of Austria's Social Democratic Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer. Also, former Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev announced that he has written to the Nobel Committee and the proposed Kohl. According to Gorbachev Kohl has "played a key role in the peaceful solution" of the events associated with the transition to democracy in Eastern Europe.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 9 quotes who is written / told by Helmut.

Related authors: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jean Monnet, Otto von Bismarck, Horst Koehler

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Kohl

Famous quotes by Helmut Kohl (9)


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"You didn't just pay lip service to the goal of overcoming the division of Europe and Germany... Rather, you put yourself at the forefront of those who encouraged us on the way to unity"
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"Peace must be more than the absence of war"
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"I have been underestimated for decades. I have done very well that way"
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"For me it is completely clear that our air bases in Germany would be available to the Americans"
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"The Christian Democrats always made you feel like the poor relation"
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"Russia is Germany's most important neighbor in the East, and it will remain so"
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"We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people"
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"The army is under orders to defend every place"
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"George Bush was for me the most important ally on the road to German unity"


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