EU’s grouping of totalitarian research institutes suspends membership of Czech associate

15-01-2014

The Platform of European Memory and Conscience has suspended the membership of the Czech Institute for the Study of the Totalitarian Regimes. In a letter to the institute’s director, Pavla Francová, the European association of totalitarian research institutes said its Czech associate had been infiltrated by Communist collaborators. The Platform warned it would take the step last November when it criticized the election of five former Communist party members to the institute’s board of experts. The Czech Institute for the Study of the Totalitarian Regimes is one of the founding members of the platform which associates 43 institutes from 13 EU states as well as Ukraine, Moldova, Iceland, Canada and the United States.