Merkel Cites Dream of Freedom as Berlin Marks Wall’s Fall

November 9, 2014 7:24 PM

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Chancellor Angela Merkel said the dismantling of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago showed that dreams of living in peace and freedom can come true as anniversary celebrations culminated at the city’s Brandenburg Gate.

Merkel cited conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq while championing the expansion of the European Union’s “common foundation of values” to 28 countries. More than half of them joined after the Wall’s fall set Europe on track to ending its east-west division and the Cold War that followed World War I...

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