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New service for the public: A search engine in the databases of the security services of the former ČSSR

October 9, 2017
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Prague, 9 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Centre for Documentation of Totalitarian Regimes are presenting a new service to the public – an overall search engine which searches currently existing online databases of persons kept by the Communist security services of Czechoslovakia. The search engine can be found...

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Platform commends Slovak President’s veto against controversial amendment of Act on the Nation’s Memory Institute

October 4, 2017
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Prague / Bratislava, 4 October 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience commends yesterday’s veto by Slovak President Andrej Kiska of a controversial amendment to the Act on the Nation’s Memory Institute, which would enable an immediate firing of its acting head without sufficient justification or possibility of legal redress. The Institute is...

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Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

September 21, 2017
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Platform files criminal complaint against last surviving Czechoslovak politburo members Jakeš, Štrougal, Colotka and further persons for killing on the borders

Brno, 21 September 2017. The Platform of European Memory and Conscience filed a criminal complaint today with the Supreme state prosecutor’s office of the Czech Republic in Brno against the last living members of the presidium of the Central committee of the Communist party of Czechoslovakia Milouš Jakeš, Lubomír Štrougal and Peter Colotka, as...

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Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

August 25, 2017
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Competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels receives patronages from EU Commissioner and the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Belgium

Prague, 25 August 2017. The competition for a memorial for the victims of totalitarianism in Brussels, organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience under the high patronage of the European Parliament, has received further valuable patronages: by EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Mr Tibor Navracsics and by the Ambassador...

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Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

August 24, 2017
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Platform greets work of eight EU Member States on CICROC, the Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes

Tallinn / Prague, 24 August 2017. On the occasion of the European Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Totalitarianism commemorated on the EU level in Tallinn, Estonia yesterday, ministries of justice of eight EU Member States confirmed their cooperation toward the establishment of a Council for Investigation of Crimes of Communist Regimes (CICROC)....

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Platform has located graves of six of the thirteen electrocuted Polish victims for whose death Lubomír Štrougal is responsible

July 27, 2017
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Praha/Bratislava, 27 July 2017. Researchers of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience have found the graves of six of thirteen identified Polish victims who were killed by electrocution on the Czechoslovak Iron Curtain. The responsibility for their deaths lies primarily with former Minister of Interior, later member of the Politburo and Prime Minister...

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Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

July 4, 2017
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Agreement on Cooperation signed between IICCMER, the Timişoara Society  and the Platform of European Memory and Conscience

Bucharest/ Timişoara/ Prague, 4 July 2017. On Monday 3 July 2017, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), the Timişoara Society and the Platfom of European Memory and Conscience signed an Agreement on Cooperation in order to expand research in the area of killings of...

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