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  • Medal Of Freedom Presentation
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    Medal Of Freedom Presentation

    President Clinton awarded former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl the Medal of Freedom for his efforts for a permanent and unified peace in Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Former…

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  • Marshall Plan 50th Anniversary
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    Marshall Plan 50th Anniversary

    Participants and guests celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Marshall Plan at the National Building Museum. The European Recovery Program, named after Secretary of State George Marshall who…

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  • German Reunification Thirteenth Anniversary
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    German Reunification Thirteenth Anniversary

    Former leaders spoke about the reunification of Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall. They also talked about the achievements made in Germany since reunification, global changes…

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  • German Reunification
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    German Reunification

    Former Chancellor Kohl marked the tenth anniversary of German reunification by speaking to members of his party on the topic. Official ceremonies for the anniversary were held several days…

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  • Kohl Resignation
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    Kohl Resignation

    Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl resigned from his post after twenty-five years as honorary chairman of the Christian Democratic Union. He has confessed to accepting unreported donations in…

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  • Christian Democratic Union Conference
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    Christian Democratic Union Conference

    Chancellor Kohl talked about the elections of September of 1998. He took responsibility for the results of the election and he stepped down from his position as chairman of the Christian…

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  • German National Election Results
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    German National Election Results

    The German national election results were covered. Helmut Kohl accepted the defeat of his party. Chancellor Schroeder discussed the victory of his party and efforts to work with the Green…

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  • Brandeis University Commencement Address
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    Brandeis University Commencement Address

    After being awarded an honorary degree, Chancellor Kohl addressed the Brandeis University graduating class. He discussed German-Jewish reconciliation, the single European currency, and his…

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  • German Employment Debate
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    German Employment Debate

    Chancellor Kohl spoke about government policy to reduce German unemployment while lowering budget deficits to prepare for European currency union. He stressed that the government should make…

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  • Christian Democratic Union Conference
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    Christian Democratic Union Conference

    Chancellor Kohl spoke at the annual Christian Democratic Union conference. In his remarks he focused on the upcoming federal elections scheduled for September. He contrasted Social…

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  • German Tax Reform Proposals
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    German Tax Reform Proposals

    Chancellor Kohl outlined his government’s tax reform proposals. He talked about how tax reform could contribute to economic growth and lower unemployment. He also criticized his opponents…

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  • German Flood Relief Debate
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    German Flood Relief Debate

    Helmut Kohl’s introduced his government’s proposal for flood relief. Several areas in the former East Germany along the Oder River were flooded with over $250 billion in damage as a result.…

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  • United Nations Earth Summit
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    United Nations Earth Summit

    Several European leaders spoke to a United Nations Special Session on Environment and Development. They spoke about how their nations are dealing with environmental problems and stressed…

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  • German Budget Deficit Debate
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    German Budget Deficit Debate

    Members debated how to deal with the federal budget deficit. A recent report indicated a fiscal year 1997 deficit of 10.5 billion, which Germany must reduce to three percent of its Gross…

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  • GermanCzech Republic Reconciliation
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    German-Czech Republic Reconciliation

    Chancellor Kohl and the opposition leader spoke about a recent agreement with the Czech Republic. The previous week, the German and Czech governments signed a joint declaration of…

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  • German Chancellor New Years Address
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    German Chancellor New Year's Address

    Chancellor Kohl spoke to the German people about a variety of topics including economics and foreign policy and encouraged the German people to have hope in the New Year. Translation into…

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  • German Budget Debate
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    German Budget Debate

    Members debated the Kohl government’s 1997 budget proposal. After hearing from an opposition leader, he argued that this budget brings down the deficit enough to join the European Union single…

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  • Bundestag Opening Session
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    Bundestag Opening Session

    Chancellor Kohl and the opposition leader spoke at the opening session of the Bundestag. Topics included a government program for increased economic growth and employment.

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  • USGermany Relations
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    U.S.-Germany Relations

    President Clinton and Chancellor Kohl spoke about U.S.-Germany relations, especially economic relations and two new agreements on air travel between the two nations. President Clinton took most…

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  • European Security Issues
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    European Security Issues

    Foreign affairs experts from all over the globe gathered for the 33rd Munich conference on security policy. Translation from German and other languages was by voiceover.

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