eastern europe

Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up Democracy in Central Europe After Thirty Years Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Our purpose today is twofold. We want to celebrate the momentous breakthrough for democracy that occurred 30 years ago, and we also want to examine the present situation in Poland in Central Europe and the challenges that lie ahead. Mr. President, I’ll begin my remarks today with the same words that you used to…

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1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up 1989 30th Anniversary Tribute to Lech Wałęsa Wrap-Up

♪♪♪ Tonight we want to say thank you to Lech Walesa and to let him know that we have not forgotten the importance of that moment in 1980 when he jumped over that shipyard wall in Gdansk to join his fellows- He had been fired so he was rejoining them as colleagues. And to create…

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Democracy is: Accountability (English – No Audio) Democracy is: Accountability (English – No Audio)

Democracy is about serving the people. Politicians must behave responsibly and be held accountable. But often private interests are served instead. NIMD offers training on democratic values and skills enabling politicians to act responsibly and in the citizens’ best interests.

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The Fall Of The Soviet Union The Fall Of The Soviet Union

December 25, 2016 marks 25 years since the President of the Soviet Union resigned, leading to the end of the most powerful communist-leaning country in history. Although it stood as a major opposing force to the United States throughout the second half of the 20th century, the country’s domestic struggles ultimately led to its downfall.…

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Democracy is: Diversity / Multiple Parties (English – No Audio) Democracy is: Diversity / Multiple Parties (English – No Audio)

Democracy is about being able to vote for different political parties that represent clear and distinct viewpoints. But in many countries, voters don’t have a real choice. NIMD helps political parties to develop clear policies that really respond to different citizens’ needs.

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Soviet troops in countries of East Central Europe (1945-1989). How long did they stay? Soviet troops in countries of East Central Europe (1945-1989). How long did they stay?

After the Second World War, the Soviet Union stationed divisions of the Red Army in most of the occupied or liberated countries of East-Central Europe. The presence of these troops was one of the factors that facilitated the coming of pro-Soviet communists to power in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria during the late…

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Senior Advisor Tillemann Delivers Remarks on Community of Democracies in Eastern Europe Senior Advisor Tillemann Delivers Remarks on Community of Democracies in Eastern Europe

DR. TILLEMANN: Thank you very much for that kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here with all of you and a pleasure to have this opportunity to speak a little bit about the Community of Democracies and the work that we are doing around the world to strengthen civil society and support countries that…

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Socialists will get EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs… Socialists will get EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs…

 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday said he had received a commitment from fellow leaders that a socialist would lead the European Commission’s Economics and Financial Affairs portfolio  Sanchez said he had fought very hard for a socialist to be nominated to the head of the commission but that he…

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