Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain fell. This event led to global consequences. November 9th, 1989, marks the end of the cold war and announces an appeasement after several decades of international tensions. At the European level, it is the first step towards the reunification of one of the leading countries of the European Union.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this peaceful revolution, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, declared:
“When people took to the streets in the autumn of 1989, they risked their own freedom to achieve freedom for all. Their courage tore down walls, their unity inspired Europe and the world, and their peaceful revolution changed the course of history forever. People healed a European continent divided by war, and reconciled Europe’s history with its geography. Instead of suffering history, these people made history.”