Platform endorses decommunisation legislation in Bulgaria

December 5, 2016
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Prague/Sofia , 5 December 2016. The President of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience sent an open letter to the President and the members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, expressing support of the Platform for a new decommunisation amendment currently under discussion.

The Council of Members of the Platform expressed its support for the new legislative amendment. The law would introduce mandatory education about the Communist dictatorship in school curricula, as well as a ban on the public display of symbols, objects and monuments of the Communist dictatorship.

It is encouraging to see parliaments coming up with similar legislative proposals in different post-Communist countries. On the road to overcoming the dark totalitarian past, it is necessary to remove any symbols, objects and monuments of the dictatorship which were used to keep people in mindless obedience, subjugation and fear,“ says Platform President Göran Lindblad.

Enclosure: Open letter of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience to the Bulgarian National Assembly

 

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