The fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunification
Event date: 03/10/2019
On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed. On that day thousands gathered all along the wall that had separated East and West Germany since 1961.
After the Berlin wall fell in 1989, East and West Germany reuniting became an obvious next step. European Parliament set up a special committee to look at the possible impact of this. "German reunification was, in a way, an informal form of enlargement of the European Union," said Elmar Brok, who was a committee member and is still an MEP today.