DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

04 June, 2012


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.