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Brussels bureaucrats to rewrite history?

July 11th, 1999

Brussels bureaucrats are being accused of trying to rewrite British history. Under a new EU plan, officials will spend millions of pounds promoting historical projects aimed at promoting European cooperation.
Sunday Express, p7, 11 July 1999

There is no question of “Brussels bureaucrats” rewriting the history books. The resolution passed by EU Culture Ministers on 28 June does nothing more than encourage the European Commission to be aware of historical projects in its cultural programmes. In fact, the resolution is based on “awareness and protection of cultural diversity and mutual understanding” and reasserts that history teaching in schools is the responsibility of Member States.

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