Following a complaint from the Lithuanian government, the European Commission has decided to pull the advertising poster for the EU's "Europe4all" promotional theme. The public use or display of communist symbols such as the hammer and sickle and the red star are illegal in Lithuania, Hungary and Moldova. The story of the poster blew up on the internet just a couple of days ago when British Euro-sceptic conservative MEP, Daniel Hannan, published the photo of the poster on his blog.
Apparently, the poster initially hung on the walls of the European Commission. The poster drew outrage and complaints from many on the internet as many blogs and websites published the photo and the story. This poster clearly indicates that there is definitely a lack of knowledge when it comes to the crimes of the communists in the 20th century. It also indicates that the EU is now brazen enough to publish a symbol of an ideology that they sympathize with.
For news of the Lithuanian complaint, click here.
For the picture of the poster, click here.