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Monday 22 December  
1989 - Fall of Communism dossier

Fall of Communism

Radio Netherlands Worldwide marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a series of portraits of former communist countries, once firmly closed off behind the Iron Curtain.
Mladic in 2011
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Mladic moved to regular ward

Article: Mladic moved to regular ward

The former Bosnian Serb army chief, General Ratko Mladic, who is facing genocide charges in The Hague, has been moved out of isolated detention and transferred to a regular ward. The general had been held in solitary confinement since his...

Article: Holland “played key role in Mladic arrest”

The Netherlands has played a key role in the arrest of former Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, says Richard Goldstone, the first chief prosecutor of the UN Yugoslavia tribunal. Each time the European Union discussed expansion plans, Holland...

Article: A United Europe from the ashes of Auschwitz

All Europe’s archives relating to the Holocaust are going to be collected together in one data bank, the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). Research into the persecution of Jewish people during the Second World War...

Radio Show: Celebration of the year: 20 years since communism fell in Europe

Network Europe - 22 December 2009: For the last 2 weeks of 2009, we're looking back at the past 12 months - the most crucial moments and the biggest stories of the year. The celebration of the year: the fall of communism in Europe. We'll...

Radio Show: Crucial moments and biggest stories of 2009

Network Europe - 21 December 2009: For the last two weeks of 2009, we'll be looking back at the past 12 months - the most crucial moments and the biggest stories of the year. We'll be focussing on the personalities of 2009, and hear again...

Radio Show: Songs of freedom, shots to thrill

Network Europe Extra - 15 November 2009: Songs of freedom – The underground sounds of when the wall went down in Berlin Childhood Heroes – France’s much loved cartoon characters celebrate their 50th birthday Shoot to...

Radio Show: What Democracy? - Picking the new EU President

Network Europe Week - 14 November 2009: What Democracy? - A row's brewing over the way the EU President will be picked 20 years on - Memories of the night the Berlin Wall fell Child spies - How East German teachers made youngsters split...

Radio Show: Fall of the Wall - 20 years on

A Network Europe Special on 9 November 2009, live from the heart of Berlin and marking 20 years since the start of the fall of the Wall. In this edition: The impact of the Wall on the city of Berlin and life on either side of the barrier...

Article: East Berlin - Memories from the twilight zone

I moved to East Germany early in 1990, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The German Democratic Republic was still intact. But since its ideological backbone had been broken by the events of November 1989, Western journalists could...

Article: World watches Berlin celebrate the fall of the wall

For some it is an evening etched onto their memories, for others November 9th means nothing at all. But for anyone who lived in Berlin 20 years ago, today’s ceremonies marking the fall of the wall are a major event.