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The remains of between 5,000 and 8,000 victims of communist terror were found in 29 graves in the southern city of Odessa in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are believed to have died during Joseph Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union. Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58340805?fbclid=IwAR2wes53zd3pwxBrOBzZvSE_Qt0vio6ifnB0FuKA7Lm8W0Xrl4cvLiAjR5A  

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On August 6 our board represented by Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska and Aloys Bruggeman visited the General Ryszard Kukliński Museum in Warsaw and its director Filip Frąckowiak. They discussed the possibilities of further cooperation. Filip Frąckowiak offered a book written by his father: Józef Szaniawski- the founding father of the museum, PhD in history, political scientist, commentator, […]

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Mr Jacek Jaśkowiak, mayor of Poznań prepared an exclusive statement for EIOCO on the 65th anniversary of Poznań uprising.   By Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska       Statement of the Mayor of Poznań Mr Jacek Jaśkowiak   On June 28, 1956, the road to freedom began in Poznań. Workers from Poznań factories took to the streets […]

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On April 19 EIOCO had an online meeting with the Embassy of Georgia in the Hague. Ms Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska discussed with Mr. Erekle Koplatadze – Communications Officer of the Embassy future joint projects on various niveaus in order to promote the knowledge about communism in the Netherlands.        

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On March 18 Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska, president of EIOCO,  was interviewed by Polish news broadcasting internationally. She elaborated on the vision, purpose and the activities of our Institute. She explained that the knowledge about communism is often not correct in western Europe and that various stereotypes are perpetuated which shed the wrong light on this issue. […]

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On Wednesday, 13 January, at 9.55 a.m., while commemorating the 30th anniversary of the defence of the restored independence of Lithuania, Lithuanian Seimas kindly invites you to watch a video recording of the celebration of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom and the Freedom Prize awarding ceremony.   During the broadcast from the Seimas […]

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On Monday, October 5, vice-chairman Patrick van Schie, in his position as director of the Telders Foundation, was a guest on the radio program “The Hague lobby“. The subject was the relations “on the right” in view of the approaching parliamentary elections. He also explained what classical liberalism is and that “neo-liberalism” does not exist, […]

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On September 28 the Montesquieu Institute published an analysis by Beata Bruggeman-Sekowska. She expresses her concerns about some similarities between actions taken by the ruling party in Poland and totalitarian communist tactics. She stresses that Poland faces various issues and is on the crossroads again.   Polish déjà vu Beata Bruggeman-Sękowska 40 years ago Poland […]

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  The Seimas strictly condemned the moves by the State Duma of the Russian Federation towards rewriting history and challenging the foundations of modern civilisation and international law.   ‘On 11 June 2020, the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation requested other committees to submit proposals for a draft […]

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Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2020, we pay tribute to the victims and to all soldiers who fought to defeat Nazi Germany and put an end to the Holocaust. While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not bring freedom […]

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