endowed with 25,000 euros, the Point Alpha prize for contribution to the unity of Germany and of Europe this year Old Prime Minister Bernhard Vogel (CDU). Bird am, as a few by his life-long Work for the German unit, it said on Wednesday, in a communication of the Board of Trustees of German unity.
In a time in which many West German politicians have abandoned the goal of reunification, was bird for this basic statutory mandate has occurred. In addition, he had brought in his tenure as Prime Minister of Thuringia (1992-2003) a number of future projects on the way, "which became the basis of the Thuringian building success".
Bernhard Vogel is the only Prime Minister who has ruled a country in Western and in Eastern Germany. Prior to his time in Thuringia, he was from 1976 to 1988 the head of the government of Rheinland-Pfalz. Overall, the now 87-Year-old comes to a combined total of 23 years of reign in the East and the West.
Presentation on birthday
The Point Alpha prize is awarded since 2005 in the eponymous memorial to the Hessian-Thuringian border. Point Alpha is the Name of a former U.S. military camp along the former inner German border. Last year, the then President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, was honored with the price. To include the existing carriers, the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (CDU), Ex-Kremlin leader Mikhail Gorbachev and former US President George Bush Senior also.
this year, The price is 19 bird on. December will be handed over to its 88. Birthday. The laudatory speech will hold the information, according to the Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU).Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 09:20