On 15th November, several politicians were awarded medals.
Gold Medal award winners were the Prime Minister of Thüringen in
Germany, Christine Lieberknecht and German member of the European
Parliament, Elmar Brok, as well as the long-serving deputy as well
as Mayor of the City of Luxembourg, Paul Helminger.
In his speech,
the then Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker praised Christine
Lieberknecht as a person who had rendered outstanding service,
thanks to her devotion to Europe.