Politics of memory in the EU
The accession to the EU of States with a differentiated historical experience has prompted claims for recognition of their memories which differ from the well established and shared narrative until 2004. These claims have also put on the agenda the design of EU policies of memory. Recognition theory provides strong elements to argue that the EU is becoming a site for recognition in which specific policies may flow from these claims. Nevertheless, these claims do not justify policies which are merely a reflection of national governments proposals, rather policies should derive from vigorous deliberation in the proper institutional setting.