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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker: Marx is not responsible for the crimes committed in his name

Saturday, May 5, 2018


President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker spoke at the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth celebration in Trier, Germany.

Karl Marx is not responsible for the crimes committed by those who perceived themselves as his heirs and followers, said the president of the EC at the opening ceremony of the 200th anniversary of the philosopher's birth in Trier on Friday.

At the Konstantin Basilica, Juncker emphasized that he had received tons of protest letters from Eastern-Central Europe, and from Germany and even from oversees for he had accepted the invitation of the town of Trier of which he is an honorary citizen to take part in the celebration and deliver a speech.

He understands the "sometimes very aggressive" reservations, but he argued that the town of Trier and the Rhineland region had the right to celebrate Marx's birth.

The president of the European Council stressed that without remembrance and without understanding, the future can not be guaranteed; without commemoration and understanding, the future will be bleak.

(MTI - hungarianambiance.com)

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