Pan-European Picnic 27th anniversary marked in Hungary
Budapest (MTI) – A commemoration was held near the Hungarian-Austrian border on Friday to mark the 27th anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic, a landmark event that paved the way for the fall of the Iron Curtain and the reunification of Germany.
Frank Spengler, the head of the Hungarian office of Germany’s Konrad Adenauer Foundation, said at the event held in Sopronpuszta that many people in Europe today feel that freedom and peace on the continent are under threat. This was the reason for the reintroduction of temporary border checks by many European Union member states, he added.
Spengler expressed hope that the EU can find a way to strengthen its external borders so that the internal checks can be lifted.