Location: in front of the Berlaymont building
To commemorate the fall of the Wall and the German reunification 25 years ago, a piece of the Berlin Wall, the Kennedy piece, was set up in front of the Berlaymont building, European Commission’s headquarter, on November 9, 2015. Also it shall remind, that a peaceful turn wouldn’t have been possible without a united Europe.
Previously, since 2009, this segment stood at Place du Luxembourg. Since 2012, it belongs to the European Commission and was restaurated in the meantime. Now it is weather protected.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner Günther Verheugen and German Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble had attended the inauguration. The European Commission Audiovisual Services have captured the event on video (18:12).
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© European Union, 2016 / Source: EC – Audiovisual Service / Photo: Mauro Bottaro