The dispute over the past. Political transition and memory wars in Italy, from the crisis of the First Republic until the present day

Filippo Focardi, Università di Padova, Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies (SPGI) Cover picture: National monument of the Foiba di Basovizza in Trieste | EUROM The dramatic political changes in Europe since 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the breakup of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of Soviet control …

Debating communism at the European institutions. By Laure Neumayer

Laure Neumayer, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne Cover picture: Tunne Kelam MEP (EPP Group, Estonia) speaking in the commemoration of the Baltic deportations at the European Parliament in Strasbourg | EPP Group Since their inception, European organisations such as the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU) have celebrated the common past of their …

European Remembrance Policies

Picture: Plenary hall of European parliament in Strasbourg, April 16, 2013 | Ikars, Shutterstock.com   By Markus J. Prutsch, Fellow of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the University of Heidelberg, leader of the international research project Science, Numbers and Politics   Introduction One of the most powerful tools in welding political identity is …