EU: GENOCIDE TOOK PLACE IN SREBRENICA
European Union: Genocide did take place in Srebrenica
TANJUG -- BRUSSELS -- The European Union holds the position that the Srebrenica genocide did indeed take place, a spokesperson for Jose Maunel Barroso said on Monday.
The issue will be on the agenda of the meeting between the European Commission president and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, said Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen.
The European Union has a clear position and resolutely rejects any attempts at rewriting history, Hansen told a press conference in her comment "on a recent statement by Nikolić denying genocide in Srebrenica", reported Tanjug.
She said that a genocide and a crime against humanity did occur in Serbrenica, as confirmed by relevant judgments of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice.
"We can reiterate that whenever necessary," said Hansen.
The topic of regional reconciliation will certainly be addressed during the talks between Barroso and Nikolić, Hansen said.
The meeting between the two officials is due to take place in Brussels on June 14.