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Joint statement by HR/VP Ashton and Commissioner Füle on Serbian Declaration on Srebrenica

"The European Union welcomes the adoption by the Serbian Parliament of the declaration on Srebrenica. This is an important step for the country in facing its recent past, a process which is difficult but essential for Serbian society to go through. This is not only important for Serbia, it is the key for the reconciliation for the whole region. We appreciate the role of everyone who made such a step possible. [...]


While recalling the European Parliament's resolution on Srebrenica of January 2009, the European Union notes the reaffirmation to fully co-operate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in particular the arrest and handing over of the remaining fugitives, and to continue the domestic processing of war crimes. These are crucial elements for stability and reconciliation in the region and for Serbia's EU accession perspective."