Helmut Kohl

Two popular fallacies about leaders and the elites

Two popular fallacies are thriving in a Europe of populism and diminished expectations. Many argue that Europe's problem is a problem of leadership. Missing are statesmen with the stature of Helmut Kohl, Francois Mitterrand or Jacques Delors. Historical distance tends to elevate and idealize leaders of the past.

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died, German newspaper Bild reported. He was 87 years old.
Kohl, the architect of German reunification, was the first chancellor after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In 1989, Kohl proposed to reunite Germany and the reunification occurred in October 1990, according to Sputnik News.