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Politics 08-11-2019

The journalist question that fractured the Berlin Wall

Our distinguished colleague Ewald König, who has served as editor-in-chief of EURACTIV Germany, attended the historic press conference in East Berlin, where a blunder by East German official Günter Schabowski triggered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This is his account of this incredible episode, first published in 2009.
Freedom of thought 27-09-2019

30 years after Berlin Wall fell, Stasi archive move sparks controversy

Almost 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, Germany's parliament voted Thursday to transfer the vast secret police files of the former East German communist regime into the Federal Archives -- despite concerns voiced by some historians and ex-dissidents.
Elections 21-09-2019

Romanian ex-president Basescu ‘worked with communist secret police’

Former Romanian president Traian Băsescu was found Friday (20 September) by a court in Bucharest to have collaborated with the feared communist-era Securitate secret police.
Freedom of thought 22-08-2018

Czechs protest against government 50 years after Soviet-led invasion

Czechs and Slovaks on Tuesday (20 August) marked 50 years since Soviet tanks crushed the "Prague Spring" democratic reform drive, as protesters used the anniversary to rail against the current Czech government's ties to the Communist Party.
Global Europe 30-11-2016

EU leaders’ absence from Castro funeral to define future relations?

The turnout at the state funeral of Fidel Castro could perhaps symbolise the state of Cuba's international relations, as European leaders have mostly decided to stay away. EURACTIV Spain reports.