Romanian President to receive award in Germany for fight against corruption

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis will be in Kiel, Germany, on Wednesday, where he will receive the Hermann-Ehlers 2016 prize for “special merits in supporting the rule of law and fight against corruption,” said Presidency spokesperson Mădălina Dobrovolschi.

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Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis

Iohannis will receive the award from the Hermann-Ehlers foundation.

“It is a prestigious award, one of the most important German prizes,” Dobrovolschi said.

The foundation is named after Hermann Ehlers, who was the President of the German Parliament, from October 1950 to October 1954. The award was granted to several top politicians over the years, because they promoted the values of freedom and democracy. Two of the personalities who received this award are German Chancellor Helmut Kohl (in 2003), and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (in 2013).

The Hermann-Ehlers award has been granted annually since 1975.

Romania Insider
26 September, 2016