2020 marks the 30th anniversary of German reunification. On this occasion, the Archives unit and the Directorate for the Library and Knowledge services jointly organise a digital exhibition to celebrate this unique event in European integration history.
German unification was achieved on 3 October 1990. The course of European integration was profoundly changed. In the face of these political events, and despite the speed of the process, the European Parliament played an important role and increased its involvement. For several months, it provided a forum for European leaders that were responsible for preparing German unification. Mindful of the political, economic and institutional consequences of this historic moment for the European Community, Members supported German reunification by taking a number of positions in favour of democratisation and respect for human rights in Central and Eastern Europe.