Platform condemns political justice linked to the past in Slovenia

July 10, 2014

Prague, 10 July 2014. The Platform condemns the worrying political instrumentalisation of the justice system in Slovenia. The former Slovenian prime minister and current opposition leader Janez Janša was sentenced on fabricated charges and sent to prison just prior to early parliamentary elections which will be held this Sunday, 13 July 2014. Former members...

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Democracy is in a crisis: Platform letter to EU governments and European democratic institutions

June 26, 2014

Prague, 26 June 2014.  As a conclusion of the international conference Legacy of Totalitarianism Today which took place in the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic in Prague on 12-13 June 2014, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience sent a letter to the...

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Organisiertes Wegschauen – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 24 June 2014

June 25, 2014

(“Organised looking-away”) In many post-Communist countries, the old elites still rule. By Karl-Peter Schwarz. The article summarises the presentations and the message of the conference “Legacy of Totalitarianism Today” organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Prague on 12-13 June 2014,...

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Sofi Oksanen: Knowledge is a cheap and universal weapon

June 18, 2014
Sofi Oksanen: Knowledge is a cheap and universal weapon

Prague, 18 June 2014. Internationally acclaimed Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen opened the international conference Legacy of Totalitarianism Today held in the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic, on 12-13 June 2014. Her keynote speech, dealing with the situation in today`s Russia following the annexation...

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Time for Europe to wake up!

June 16, 2014

Prague, 16 June 2014. The two-day international conference Legacy of Totalitarianism Today organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience and hosted by Ms Miluše Horská, Vice-President of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech Republic, brought to light worrying developments in the quality...

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Award of the Prize of the Platform to Mr Mustafa Dzhemilev

June 16, 2014
Award of the Prize of the Platform to Mr Mustafa Dzhemilev

Prague, 12 June 2014. About 120 people, participants of the international conference Legacy of Totalitarianism Today, members of the diplomatic corps, public and media attended a ceremony at Museum Kampa in Prague during which Mr Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar People, was awarded...

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