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The fact that Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, who took the historical decision to come to the 20th anniversary commemoration of the genocide at Srebrenica, was forced to leave today goes against the spirit of this day of remembrance.

It shows that we all need to redouble our efforts to overcome hatred and pursue reconciliation across the whole Western Balkans region and beyond.


In the fields of Srebrenica was written the darkest page of Europe's recent history.

Today we commemorate all the victims, in the 20th anniversary of the massacre. Time and words cannot heal the pain of a mother who could not even lay her child to rest. But time and words can, today, remind us all what Europe is - should be - about.

A whole generation hoped for a new era of peace after the Cold war. That is my generation: we dreamt of a united continent, and woke up to the gloomiest of nightmares.


La page la plus sombre de l'histoire récente de l'Europe s'est écrite dans les champs de Srebrenica.



The UN Secretary General announced yesterday that his Special Envoy for Yemen had gathered the commitment of President Hadi and his government, the Houthis as well as the General People’s Congress and other Yemeni parties to implement an unconditional humanitarian pause to start on Friday, 10 July until the end of Ramadan.

La Thaïlande a expulsé vers la Chine une centaine de turcophones, dont des femmes et des enfants, en violation du principe de non-refoulement, qui constitue un principe fondamental du droit humanitaire international.


EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said “the moment of truth will come extremely soon, [in the] next hours I think,” speaking from Vienna in an exclusive interview with Christiane Amanpour about the P5+1 talks with Iran.

Due to the final stages of the negotiations with Iran in Vienna that she coordinates, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will not be able to attend the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide tomorrow at the Potočari Memorial Park.

She has taken this decision with a heavy heart, but conscious of the fact that working to try to finalise an agreement on the Iranian nuclear file is the best way to help building peace and trust, honouring the victims of all conflicts.


Les négociations menées avec l'Iran à Vienne étant entrées dans leur phase finale, Federica Mogherini, haute représentante/vice-présidente, qui coordonne ces négociations, ne pourra pas être présente demain au mémorial de Potočari pour assister à la commémoration du 20e anniversaire du génocide de Srebrenica.