Platform endorses decommunisation legislation in Bulgaria

December 5, 2016

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...

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Platform Reader presentation in the Czech Republic continues for third year

December 1, 2016
Platform Reader presentation in the Czech Republic continues for third year

Prague – 1 December 2016 – For the third time this year, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience presented its international Reader “Lest We Forget. Memory of Totalitarianism in Europe“ at different types of secondary schools in all regions of the Czech Republic, kindly supported this time by a grant from the Ministry of...

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Platform meets politicians, admits five new Members and pays tribute to Holodomor victims in Kyiv, Ukraine

November 28, 2016
Platform meets politicians, admits five new Members and pays tribute to Holodomor victims in Kyiv, Ukraine

Prague, 28 November 2016. At the Council of Members held in Kyiv on 24-26 November 2016, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience admitted five new Member institutions and organisations – from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine and Albania. At the conclusion of the annual meeting, Platform delegates participated in the official commemoration...

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Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII

November 23, 2016
Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII

NEW PUBLICATION: Proceedings of the international conference The Iron Curtain – Consequences of WWII held in Budapest on 5 – 6 May 2015 The objective of the conference contributions was to fill in some of the remaining white areas on the map of Europe’s history and to analyse how the post-WWII division of Europe was planned...

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German TV airs document about Platform’s criminal complaint

November 2, 2016

On 2 November 2016, German public TV channel MDR (Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk) aired a short documentary film about the criminal complaint filed in Germany by the Platform against 67 representatives of Communist Czechoslovakia for the killing of 5 Germans on the Iron Curtain during Communism. The film can be viewed HERE .

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Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

October 27, 2016
Platform Managing Director participates in first Memory Days in Tirana, Albania on 24-28 October 2016

Tirana, 27 October 2016. The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and other partners organised the first Memory Days in Tirana, a week-long event dedicated to coming to terms with the Stalinist Communist past of Albania. Albanians suffered under the particularly brutal dictatorship of Enver Hoxha and his...

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Fifth anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Platform on 14 October 2016

October 15, 2016
Fifth anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Platform on 14 October 2016

Prague, 14 October 2016 – The Platform of European Memory and Conscience celebrated its 5th anniversary with a birthday party in the Prague office. On 14 October 2011, the Platform was established as an accompanying event of the summit of the Visegrad Prime Ministers in Prague. Twenty governmental and non-governmental institutions and organisations from...

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Platform representatives meet Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng in Brussels

October 10, 2016
Platform representatives meet Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng in Brussels

Brussels, 7-8 October 2016. Platform President Göran Lindblad and members of the Board of Trustees, MEPs Milan Zver and Tunne Kelam met in Brussels with Chen Guangcheng, “the barefoot lawyer,” a Chinese civil rights advocate working for women’s rights, land rights, and the welfare of the poor. Mr Chen, who is blind from an...

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International conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation” – Senate, Prague on 22 September 2016

September 18, 2016
International conference “Central European countries under Soviet oppression and attempts at democratisation” – Senate, Prague on 22 September 2016

ČESKÁ VERZE Conference invitation – EN Pozvánka na konferenci – CZ   Milan Štěch, President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Jan Hamáček, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Tibor Pető, Ambassador of Hungary to the Czech Republic and The Platform of European...

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