The European Cultural Parliament (ECP) –– at its 6th session in Sibiu,
Romania, today commemorates the anniversary of the assassination of Anna
Politkovskaya who was a forceful member of the ECP. The chairman of the ECP, Mr.
Pär Stenbäck stated: “we will always miss her honest and courageous voice in our
This brutal act was at the same time an attack on the freedom of speech and
democratic values. Until the murder case is fully solved, it remains an obstacle
to Russia’s full inclusion into the European cultural sphere, the ECP
The ECP is an independent, pan European Forum comprising 150 artists and
intellectuals from over 40 European countries.