Breaking News from Bielefeld: The wall between the CD house and their neighbours (The main office of BEST) has been torn down! After the inauguration of BEST within AEGEE earlier this year, rumors of the wall being taken down have been in the air for quite a while.

Recently, a speech by president of board of ASU (the American Student Union) with the phrase “Mister Daniel, Tear down this wall!” gained international popularity and caused many protests among members of BEST.

Side note: This is quite ironic as the president of the board of ASU himself is now working on a garden fence between the headoffices of ASU and BoMex (the Board of Mexican Students). The reason it’s not there yet is because BoMex is not willing to pay for it.

Many young Europeans have been waiting for years to cross over to AEGEE and hope that the now defunct borders between the two associations will finally allow them to pass through.

The members of the Comité Directeur of AEGEE-Europe and the Democratic Dictatorial Rulers of BEST-Europe (which is their board) celebrated this great event by sitting on the remaining parts of the wall and celebrating together, while many members of both AEGEE & BEST pass freely from one headoffice garden to another.

Herzlich Mauerfall! Today, 30 years ago the Berlin Wall was torn down. This meant a lot for the network of AEGEE, because now antennae in cities behind the Iron Curtain could be founded.

Hemmo de Vries, member of AEGEE-Eindhoven, AEGEE-Aachen & AEGEE-Düsseldorf is currently in Berlin and wrote an article about the day the wall came down on his personal website.

Photo by Raphaël Thiémard, taken in 1989 after the Berlin wall came down.

Published by Anna Pamplona

Anna Pamplona is the founder and Chief-in-Editor of the Silver Times, and has written many investigative articles. She received the Golden Silver Times-award for her article about unraveling the real location of the CD house in Bielefeld.