The European business community salutes the achievements of Helmut Kohl for our European Union
Commenting on the European Ceremony of Honour for Dr Helmut Kohl on 1 July 2017, BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia said:
“The European business community honours the European legacy of Dr Helmut Kohl, the Honorary Citizen of Europe. Without Dr Kohl, Europe could not have achieved the important steps forward in integration of the 1990s. It took courage and the deep conviction of Helmut Kohl to overcome national reflexes by putting Europe at the forefront of his political goals. We, the European business community, have deep respect and gratitude for these achievements.”
Markus J. Beyrer, Director General of BusinessEurope, said:
“Helmut Kohl was one of the legendary architects of Europe that combined vision and pragmatic action. Now that Europe seems to be in steadier waters, both politically and economically, it is time to honour the legacy of Dr Kohl by re-injecting power, dynamics and vision, and by preparing the next steps forward.
The Commission has prepared the ground with its various reflection papers, now let’s move from reflection to action.”