This Tuesday, on the eve of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the European Commission pointed out that the genocide is an “open wound in the heart of Europe” and called for justice so that the perpetrators of the massacre take responsibility.
With this in mind, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood, Oliver Varhelyi, said in a virtual event commemorating the anniversary of the massacre, in which more than 8,000 Muslims were “deliberately and methodically” murdered by the Bosnian Serb forces. .
The Hungarian politician described the Srebrenica massacre as the “darkest episode” that has occurred in Europe since the Second World War and emphasized that it is an “open wound in the heart of Europe”. “It continues to haunt us and remind us of our shared responsibility to prevent genocide from happening again,” he said.
In his view, the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina requires accountability, so the judiciary must act in such a way that all those responsible for the massacre are exposed to the consequences of their actions. He also insisted that 25 years later it would be even more urgent to end impunity for those responsible for a war crime.