German Political Agenda for the 1990s

German Chancellor Kohl spoke in the Embassy of Germany about German politics during his first visit to the U.S. since the unification of… read more

German Chancellor Kohl spoke in the Embassy of Germany about German politics during his first visit to the U.S. since the unification of Germany in October, 1990. In his speech, Chancellor Kohl discussed the agenda of political issues facing Germany as it enters the 1990's, including the German economy, and the economic and political status of Eastern Europe. He expressed confidence in the economic reconstruction of Eastern Germany, predicting that Germany will become one of the world’s most modern industrial regions in the 1990's. The chancellor said the legacy of communism in intellectual and social life is as great a problem in Germany as the reconstruction of the economy. He emphasized the cultural ties between the U.S. and Germany, stating both countries would grow to value their common ties all the more as the European Economic Community rises to become one of the three world economic powers. Chancellor Kohl delivered the address in German, with an English translation provided by an interpreter. He also answered questions from audience members following his prepared speech. close

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German Political Agenda for the 1990s

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Program ID:
18057-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 20, 1991
Last Aired:
May 26, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 20, 1991 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 21, 1991 | 1:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 21, 1991 | 6:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 1991 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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