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Václav Havel, former Czech President, used to put a heart under his signature as a symbol for truth and love | by European Parliament
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Václav Havel, former Czech President, used to put a heart under his signature as a symbol for truth and love

"Truth and love must win over lies and hatred!" - was the motto of Václav Havel, the dissident turned Czechoslovak and then Czech President. To commemorate his contribution to freedom on the first anniversary of his death, a neon heart was lit on 17 December on the facade of European Parliament in Brussels. EP Vice-president Oldřich Vlasák, host of the event, described Havel as "symbol of the struggle for freedom and democracy".

 

Read more:

 

www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/content/20121213...

 

EP President pays tribute to Vaclav Havel - article on Havel's death

www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/content/20111219...

 

Havel's speech in plenary, 11/11/2009

www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/plenary/video?date=2009...

  

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