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In the Parliament, listening to Václav Havel

2009/11/11

HavelMuch have been said about 1989 and the wind of democracy through Central and Eastern Europe, but few have said it with such authority as Václav Havel did in the European Parliament a few minutes ago. As one of the key persons in this shift to freedom, democracy and human rights, Havel held a powerful speech in a crowded Parliament on the fall of the iron curtain and the future of Europe.

I am representing the Council at the session today in the European Parliament and will soon be answering questions on various topics, but Havel and others at this ceremony on the 20th Anniversary of Democratic Change here in the Parliament have truly reminded us about the greater picture.

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