Duda signes law on decommunisation in Poland
14:49, 21 May 2016

Duda signes law on decommunisation in Poland

Within year all signs of communist propaganda should disappear from public space

14:49, 21 May 2016

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President of Poland Andrzej Duda on Friday signed a law banning thecommunist propaganda. It is reported by "Polish Radio".

According to the report, local authorities will have a year to remove from the public space names that honor the individuals, companies, events and dates, symbolizing communism or promote this system.

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A draft law on the prohibition of communism or any other totalitarian regime propaganda by using the names of the buildings, and public facilities, was prepared by "Law and Justice" party senators. In February, the Senate adopted a legislative initiative in this regard.

According to the authors of the bill, in Poland there are around 1200-1400 titles devoted to the communist system. The law does not apply to monuments, obelisks and memorial boards.

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