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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

Summary: Conference on the Echelon affair

Written by Kristina Svobodová A conference was held on 5 November to mark the publication of a study by the European Parliament Historical Archives – “The Echelon Affair. The EP and the global interception system 1998-2002″. Several guest speakers, who were actually involved in the investigation of the Echelon affair, attended to give their perspective … Continue reading

The Echelon Affair: A History of the Investigation and its significance today

Written by Iolanda Mombelli Study: L’affaire Echelon : Les travaux du Parlement européen sur le système global d’interception, 1998-2002 The Echelon Affair: the EP and the global interception system 1998-2002 The Echelon system … unlike many of the electronic spy systems developed during the cold war, is designed for primarily non-military targets: governments, organisations and … Continue reading

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