"During the life of Helmut Kohl was named honorary citizen of Europe in recognition of his exceptional merits," — said Juncker. According to head EK, he is willing to make a personal contribution to the organization of such a farewell. According to the newspaper, it may be held in Strasbourg.

We are talking about a unique event: never before has the EU was not satisfied with the official ceremonies on the occasion of the death of European politicians.

Helmut Kohl died at his home in Ludwigshafen at the age of 87 years. He was head of the German government from 1982 to 1998. It was during the stay Kohl as Chancellor was the reunion of Germany.