Decision of the German Parliament on the future of the BStU, 2016
For some time, commissions of experts working on behalf of the German Federal government proposed concepts for the design of a memorial site to house the facilities of the BStU. In June 2016, 25 years after the Law on Stasi Documentation had entered into force, the German Bundestag (Parliament) with votes from the CDU/CSU as well as the SPD voiced their support for changing the status of the BStU to that of a permanent institution within the Federal government. This decision ensured the continuation of further research into the history of the GDR on the basis of the sources already examined and processed as well as a roadmap for transferring the Stasi documentation archives into the network of Federal archives.
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- Sonnenberg, Uwe