Andrews to Launch Contemporary History of Europe
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. David Andrews T.D., will launch Denis Huber's "A decade which made history: The Council of Europe 1989-1999" at 2:15 pm on Thursday 28 October at the Institute of European Affairs, 8 North Great George's St., Dublin 1. The launch coincides with an official visit to Dublin by Mr. Walter Schwimmer, Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, on the eve of Ireland's Chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers.
The Council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, was founded in 1949 by 12 States and now comprises 41 member States. Ireland will hold the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers for six months from November to May. The book pieces together from the words and actions of the men and women who marked the last decade, the unique and multi-facetted jig-saw of Europe. It is not merely a commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but will also be a source of reference for anyone interested in contemporary European history. The preface has been co-written by Minister Andrews and the Foreign Ministers of Hungary and Iceland.
News and Photo Editors are invited to send a representative to tomorrow's launch.