Posted tagged ‘Conference’

Materials from the Conference “Legal Settlement of Communist Crimes”

May 22, 2012

Overview of the Event
 Agenda of the Event with audio recording of the sessions
Photos of the Event
Programme Booklet for the Event
Press release by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience
Press release by the EPP political group
New Tang Dynasty Television report on the Event


Materials from the Conference “Occupation after Liberation”

April 27, 2012

Speakers Bios
Summary of the Event
Audio Recording of the Entire Event
Photos of the Event
Speech of President Daul
Speech of MEP Vaidere
Speech of MEP Schopflin
Speech of MEP Landsbergis
Power Point of Mr. Mezmalis

Materials from the Seminar ‘Life After the Soviet Union’

April 16, 2012

Speakers Bios

Video address of Joseph Daul (MEP), President of the EPP Group in the European Parliament
Video address of Jerzy Buzek (MEP), former President of the European Parliament
Audio recording of the entire seminar
Photos from the event
EPP TV report on the event

Materials from the EPP hearing on the European Commission’s Report: The memory of the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes in Europe

October 20, 2011

 Multi Media

Photographs from the Hearing
EPPpress release
EPP TV coverage
Latvian TV

Materials from the Hearing


Materials from the conference, held in the European Parliament, about education on totalitarianisms

April 5, 2011

Providing objective comprehensive information about the totalitarian past leading to a deeper understanding and discussion is a necessary condition for sound future integration of all European nations. There is a need of adjustment and overhaul of European history textbooks and curricula so that young generations could learn about totalitarian regimes.  

Draft Program of the Event
EPP Press release
 EPP news broadcast video
Speech of György Schöpflin (video) 
Latvian TV news on the event (video in latvian )



Materials from the Panel Hearing in the European Parliament ‘The Endured European Dream of Bulgaria: 1944-1989’

November 25, 2010

November 17, 2010
European Parliament


Brochure and Programme of the event (including biographies of the speakers)
Speech by Professor Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament

Speech by Hans-Gert Poettering , former President of the European Parliament

Speech by Joseph Daul, President of the EPP political group (in French)

Speech by Sandra Kalniete, Chair of the Reconciliation of European Histories group

Meeting of the Reconciliation of European Histories Group

September 23, 2010

On September 22 2010 the informal group of MEPs in the European Parliament ‘Reconciliation of European Histories’ held its group meeting in Strasbourg, France. The group, whose main objective is “to reconcile the different historical narratives in Europe and to consolidate them into a united European story,” met with Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education in the European Parliament, MEP Doris Pack. The meeting centred on the topic of how to promote in the European population a better understanding and more knowledge of the most tragic pages of the 20th century. (more…)

Speech by MEP Heidi Hautala at the conference “Crimes of the communist regimes” held in Prague

May 19, 2010

Contribution of Heidi Hautala, chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee of Human rights, at the conference “Crimes of the Communist Regimes” in Prague 24-26 February 2010:

Dear participants of the conference Crimes of the Communist Regimes,

I can’t unfortunately be present in the conference, as I am taking part on a European Parliament’s fact-finding delegation visit to Belarus.

Twenty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain and almost six years after the accession of post-communist countries to the EU, it is natural to ask how one should deal with the past of the communist states. How should we evaluate the actions of the communist regimes behind the Iron Curtain? For me the points of departure are definitely human rights and justice. (more…)