The Romanian Parliament in Bucharest hosted the annual meeting of the European Network of Official Authorities in Charge of the Secret Police Files established in 2008, dealing with Secret Service files. The network brings together institutions from seven countries: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary as well as observer members.
The representatives of institutions dealing with the archival heritage of the communist services met to present the current situation in member institutions and discuss planned projects and activities. The Polish representatives presented the IPN's commitment to activities related to the process of de-communization and the commemoration of victims of totalitarianism. The Director of the IPN Archive, Marzena Kruk reported on the activity of the Archive and presented the movie "The Unconquered ". On behalf of the President of the Institute of National Remembrance, Director Kruk invited the representatives of the Network to a working meeting and a press conference, during which a joint portal containing documents from individual archives forming the Network will be presented.
During the meeting, the participants listened to a presentation by the Albanian Authority on Access to Information on the former State Security Service, which applied for membership in the Network. Albania has been unanimously granted the observer status.
The guests also took part in the official opening of the "Confiscated Manuscripts" exhibition.
As previously agreed, the Presidency over the Network was forwarded to the Chairman of the Bulgarian Commission (COMDOS).