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December 18 – 19, 1999, Timişoara: “1989 – 10 years later”

The symposium was organised with the support of “National Security Archive” of the “George Washington University” from Washington D.C., on the anniversary of ten years from the revolution. The participants were historians, journalists, political analysts and numerous revolutionaries from Timisoara. Among the guests were General Dan Voinea, head of Military Prosecutors Office, responsible for the inquiry of the events in December 1989, Major Romeo Balan from the Timis Military Prosecutors Office, the journalists Christian Mititelu (BBC), Nestor Rates and Mircea Carp (Free Europe), Brandusa Armanca (TVR Timisoara), historians Dennis Deletant (London), Anneli Ute Gabany (Bonn), Jill Silberstein from Switzerland, Marius Oprea (Bucharest), Lavinia Betea (Arad). The moderators were Ana Blandiana, Romulus Rusan and Traian Orban (Director of the Revolution Memorial of Timisoara). I.P.S.(His Holiness) Nicolae Corneanu, Metropolitan Bishop of Banat.