Helmut Josef Michael Kohl (born 3 April 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. He was Chancellor of Germany from 1982 to 1998 (of West Germany between 1982 and 1990 and of the reunited Germany between 1990 and 1998) and the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 1973 to 1998. His 16-year tenure was the longest of any German chancellor since Otto von Bismarck and ... more »
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''I doubt that the evil spirits of the past, under which we in Europe have already suffered more than enough this century, have been banished for ever.''Helmut Kohl (b. 1930), German politician, chancellor. Independent (London, October 28, 1992).
''Everybody should know that Germany will not go it alone: there will be no restless Reich.''Helmut Kohl (b. 1930), German politician, chancellor. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Oct. 3, 1990).