Germany, Allies Mark 30 years Since Berlin Wall Fell

Pompeo Blasts Communism Unveils New Reagan Statue in Berlin

Pompeo Blasts Communism Unveils New Reagan Statue in Berlin

The protests and a stream of people fleeing East Germany piled pressure on the country's Communist government to open its borders to the West and ultimately end the nation's post-war division.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged this in a recent interview with the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung, saying that "with some things, where one might have thought that East and West would have aligned, one can see today that it might rather take half a century or more". Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. By the same token, its demolition triggered a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

Axel Klausmeier, the head of the Berlin Wall memorial site, recalled the images of delirious Berliners from East and West crying tears of joy as they hugged each other on the evening of November 9 1989.

"The values upon with Europe is founded ... they are anything but self-evident".

From Washington, Trump sent a message of congratulations for the commemoration, adding that the U.S. "will continue working with Germany, one of our most treasured allies, to ensure that the flames of freedom burn as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the entire world to see". "Walls that stand in the way of our cohesion", he warned, as he called on Germans to "tear down these walls, at long last".

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier thanked his country's Eastern European neighbours for enabling a peaceful revolution.

She said: "The Berlin Wall, ladies and gentlemen, is history and it teaches us: No wall that keeps people out and restricts freedom is so high or so wide that it can't be broken down". Let us recognize and take seriously the threats to our democracy and be reminded of the importance of a strong North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance, which the House voted overwhelmingly to support earlier this year.

Two days before the anniversary of the epochal change, France's President Emmanuel Macron charged that transatlantic partnership North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was suffering from "brain death".

The bad-tempered prelude to the festivities stood in sharp contrast to celebrations five years ago, when former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and ex-Polish president and freedom icon Lech Walesa were present. "It was brought down by bravery of thousands of people who desired freedom, paving the way to German reunification and European unity".

"Today is also the opening of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor, in which both India and Pakistan have a partnership.' He said the Ayodhya verdict of November 9 tells us to 'live together and move forward".

Pompeo meanwhile left behind a stark warning: "As we celebrate, we must also recognise that freedom is never guaranteed".

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