Berlin Wall

    • Merkel urges Europe to defend democracy, freedom

      Merkel urges Europe to defend democracy, freedom

      Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany celebrates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, news wires reported. “The values on which Europe is based - freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law, safeguarding human rights - these are anything but self-evident,” Merkel said in a speech at the wall memorial in the center of the once-divided capital. “They must be experienced and defended anew again and again,” she pointed out. “In times of far-reaching technological and global change, this is more relevant than ever.”

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    • Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany celebrates 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday with a string of events marking what is one of the most defining moments in modern European history, dpa reported. The breaching of the hated wall on 9 November 1989 followed a peaceful and popular uprising across communist East Germany amid moves among nations in Soviet-controlled Central Europe to break away from Moscow and shift towards western-style democracies.

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