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Chronicle 1972

  • January

    • 1 January


      Passport and visa-free travel is introduced between the GDR and Poland; this is extended to the CSSR from 15 January and to Bulgaria in April. The direct consequence of the more relaxed travel regulations, particularly to the CSSR, is a sudden increase in escape attempts to West Germany by GDR citizens.
    • 15 January


      A new industrial relations charter in West Germany strengthens the rights of employees and unions.
    • 28 January


      West German Chancellor Willy Brandt and the prime ministers of the West German states agree on a so-called "Radikalenerlass": anyone who does not pledge to stand up for the free and democratic constitutional order as laid down in the constitution is not to be employed as a civil servant.
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