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25 years of democratic change in Central and Eastern Europe: The European Parliament and the end of the Cold War

Written by Iolanda Mombelli A roundtable discussion was organised on 3 February 2015 in the Library Reading Room, with the participation of distinguished guests Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Latvia from 2009 to 2014, Enrique Barón Crespo, President of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1992, Hans-Gert Pöttering, … Continue reading

Democratic Change in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-90; the European Parliament and the end of the Cold War

In November 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. The disappearance of the most visible symbol of the Cold War was a turning point in post-war history and marked the beginning of a new era in Europe. Countries separated for decades by the Iron Curtain began to prepare for the transition to democracy and accession to … Continue reading

The Reunification of Europe

By MEP Tunne Kelam (EE/EPP) Subtitled “anti-totalitarian courage and political renewal”, Ludger Kühnhardt’s “The Reunification of Europe” has recently been published by the EPP Group in a Spanish language version. The book brings together a collection of narratives documenting the struggle to overthrow Communist totalitarianism in ten Central and Eastern European countries (Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, … Continue reading

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