Slovenian archives must remain open

February 11, 2014

Göteborg / Ljubljana, 11 February 2014. On 28 January 2014, the Slovenian National Assembly passed a new amendment to the Law on Archives which technically closes the archives of the former secret service of the totalitarian regime, because it prescribes the anonymisation of sensitive personal information of perpetrators and victims alike. The Platform sent...

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Platform calls for permanent EU observer mission to Ukraine

February 7, 2014

Göteborg/Prague, 7 February 2014. In line with yesterday`s European Parliament resolution on Ukraine, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience sent letters today to EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, Commission President Manuel Barroso and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton calling for a permanent observer mission of the...

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Lest We Forget – official presentation in Prague

February 7, 2014
Lest We Forget – official presentation in Prague

Prague, 5 February 2014.  The Platform of European Memory and Conscience, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Všehrd Association of Czech Lawyers held an official presentation of the four different language versions of the Reader for Schools at the Krásný ztráty café in Prague. Following a Czech tradition, the book received blessings from the...

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Kritik an Prager „Stasi-Behörde“ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 16 January 2014

January 16, 2014

Europäische Institutsgemeinschaft schließt Tschechen aus (Criticism of the “Stasi-Institution” in Prague. European association of institutions excludes the Czechs) kps. WIEN, 15. Januar. Das tschechische Institut für das Studium der totalitären Regime (Ustr), zu dessen gesetzlichen Aufgaben die wissenschaftliche Aufarbeitung der kommunistischen Verbrechen gehört, muss sich neuerlich gegen internationale Kritik zur Wehr setzen. Die „Plattform...

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Platform suspends Membership of Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

January 14, 2014

Prague, 14 January 2014. Following a decision by the Council of Members, the Platform suspended the Membership of the Czech Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes today. The reason is that the Institute is not willing to dispel a suspicion of violating the ethics Code of the Platform on two counts. “It is...

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Platform wishes Happy New Year 2014 to all

January 2, 2014
Platform wishes Happy New Year 2014 to all

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Platform Reader for schools goes on sale in bookstores across Czech Republic

December 27, 2013
Platform Reader for schools goes on sale in bookstores across Czech Republic

Prague, 23 December 2013. After a successful tour of secondary schools in the Czech Republic and well received by regional and national media, the Platform Reader goes on sale in bookstores across the country, in time for Christmas. In collaboration with the Konrad‐Adenauer Foundation, the Platform visited schools in each of the 14 regions...

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Presentations of the international travelling exhibition “Totalitarianism in Europe”

November 17, 2013

The travelling exhibition for viewing only (pdf, 10 MB). _______________________________________ Ben Franklin Building, Ottawa, Canada - August 2017 Toronto, City Hall, Canada – August 2016 Tusnád, Romania – July 2016 Budapest, Hungary, Parliament – May 2016 Strasbourg, France, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – April 2016 Washington, D.C., USA, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation...

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Platform reelects Board and admits six new Members

November 14, 2013

The Hague, 13 November 2013. The Council of Members of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience reelected President Göran Lindblad and the Executive Board of the Platform – Andreja Valič Zver, Siegfried Reiprich, Zsolt Szilágyi and Paweł Ukielski - for another two-year term. Six new Member institutions and organisations were admitted to the...

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