Proceedings of the international conference Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes

December 16, 2014
Proceedings of the international conference Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes

Proceedings of the international conference Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes held in Brussels on 5 June 2012 The conference was convened in response to growing calls for strengthened international justice formulated, e.g., in the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism of 3 June 2008, in the European Parliament resolution on European Conscience and Totalitarianism...

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Platform congratulates Slovenia on the exoneration of political leader Janez Janša

December 12, 2014

Ljubljana / Prague, 12 December 2014. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience welcomes the decision of the Slovenian Constitutional Court to free democratic opposition leader Janez Janša immediately from prison. After six years of legal proceedings which culminated in his imprisonment on fabricated...

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Platform Board meets EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

December 11, 2014
Platform Board meets EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport

Brussels, 11 December 2014. Platform Managing Director Neela Winkelmann and Executive Board members Siegfried Reiprich and Zsolt Szilágyi met with Commissioner Tibor Navracsics in Brussels today. Together, they discussed the awareness raising and education work of the Platform on EU level.

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Missing memorial to victims of Communism in Berlin helps Communists return to power

December 9, 2014

Former victims of Communism together with the Platform of European Memory and Conscience hereby call again on the German Government and Parliament to establish such a memorial. Berlin / Prague, 9 December 2014. The rise of former Communists back to power in the German...

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Irish Minister of State speaks about crimes of the past

December 3, 2014
Irish Minister of State speaks about crimes of the past

Dublin, 2 December 2014. The Minister of State with special responsibility for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD, today launched “Totalitarianism in Europe”, an international travelling exhibition by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience, at the European Parliament Information Office...

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Platform’s International Travelling Exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe“ opens in Dublin

December 1, 2014
Platform’s International Travelling Exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe“ opens in Dublin

Dublin / Prague, 1 December 2014. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience will be opening its travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe“ in Dublin on Tuesday, 2 December. The exhibition is hosted by the Irish Department of Justice and Equality at the European Parliament...

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Memorial to the victims of the Iron Curtain inaugurated by Platform Member in the Czech Republic

November 22, 2014
Memorial to the victims of the Iron Curtain inaugurated by Platform Member in the Czech Republic

Prague, 22 November 2014.  Platform Member organisation Memory (Paměť) inaugurated a memorial yesterday outside the town of Mikulov, Czech Republic to people killed on the Iron Curtain between 1948-1989. The Platform congratulates the colleagues on this accomplishment which was supported by the European Union....

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