2011

19/12/11 - EP President pays tribute to Vaclav Havel

He represented the Velvet Revolution and the reunification of Europe and was a great writer and intellectual who touched millions, EP President Jerzy Buzek said, paying tribute to Vaclav Havel who died Sunday.

18/12/11 - Condolences from President Barroso on the passing away of Mr. Václav Havel

Condolences from the President of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso, on the passing away of Mr. Václav Havel

18/12/11 - Statement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the death of Václav Havel pdf

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission made the following statement:
"It was with great sadness that I learnt today of the death of Václav Havel. He was a man of immense courage, who fought for freedom and democracy in the most difficult circumstances.
Václav Havel was one of the great Europeans of his generation, who went on to become an inspirational leader of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. His name will forever be synonymous with the successful struggle for freedom in Central and Eastern Europe and the reunification of Europe. [...]"