This is quite a departure for the European Parliament. After all this is all part of the creation of a European people, a common understanding of history. According to Swedish liberal MEP Cecilia Malmstrom,
"the 20th century saw the evolution of totalitarian ideologies and regimes and the horrors of the two World Wars, which cost millions of lives all over the world; whereas finding a common understanding on these issues is not only vital to comprehending the political, moral, and cultural stakes of the 21st century, but also to finally turning a new chapter in EU-Russia relations as concerns the Eastern European countries",
This is going to be interesting, I am sure that my understanding of the rise ofthe dictatorships is very different from hers, which will probably be different from your average Pole. What a Hungarian Conservative or a Czech communist might make of it is a different matter.
Seriously this woman is trying to legislate history. When will they learn to just stop?