Death of Helmut Kohl: loss of a great European leader

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl,” declared Mogens Jensen, Chairperson of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parlimentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, on Friday, extending sincere condolences on behalf of the Assembly to the family of Helmut Kohl and the people of Germany.

“Helmut Kohl was not only a firm believer in a strong, free and united Europe but a champion of European construction. He gave his all to the reunification of Germany, which he led with vision and courage."

"He will also be remembered as a strong supporter of the Council of Europe and its Parliamentary Assembly, as the democratic conscience of Europe."

“His passing leaves a void in the hearts of all Europeans.”