Laudation (extract) by Arpad Göncz

Laudation (extract)

Speaker Arpad Göncz on the laureate:

‘We are honoring Professor Geremek as a knowledgeable historical scientist, a person who never loses sight of reality, a fighting reformer who is willing to make sacrifices and a realistic politician. A politician who understood how to bring together European sovereignty and politics, a statesman who stands in the present yet directs us towards the future and treats the past with respect.’

Photo Bronislaw Geremek

Bronislaw Geremek