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February 26, 2021
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European debates in Bucharest, September 19 – 20

A conference commemorating 100 years since the start of WW1.


This month, Bucharest will host a prestigious international event: a conference commemorating 100 years that passed since the beginning of WW1. The conference will be attended by no less than 20 reputable guests from ten European countries.
The event, organized by the “New Europe” College, besides Deutsche Akademie fur Sprache und Dichtung, S.Fischer Stiftung and Allianz Kulturstiftung, and supported by the representative of the Federative Government for Culture and Media, continues in Bucharest, on September 19 and 20, the debates held in Budapest, in 2012 and 2013, on topics regarding contemporary history, but also represents the start of a series of conferences dedicated to this centenary, due to take place afterwards in Belgrade and Athens.
Referring to this event, Andrei Plesu, as co-organizer from behalf of the “New Europe” College, confessed: “When, several months ago,  in partnership with Die Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, S.Fischer Stiftung, Allianz Kulturstiftung and “New Europe” College, we initiated the plan of a debate concerning today’s Europe, to be held here in Bucharest, as a follow-up to similar meetings organized in Budapest, in 2012 and 2013, we never imagined the actuality and the “intensity” of such a debate in September 2014. The political circumstances at the Eastern border of the European Union severely deteriorated, and this casts a troubling veil, a shadow of dark anticipation upon the commemoration of WW1.”
The list of attendants to the debates includes the names of internationally acknowledged personalities: reputable historians, politics experts, sociologists and writers focused on political issues.

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