Bosnia and Herzogovenia

10 Jul: BiH: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi on the anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide

(Source: EEAS)

As we commemorate its 26th anniversary, it is our shared duty to forever remember the genocide in Srebrenica. On Sunday, 19 more victims will be laid to rest. We honour their memory, and of all victims and those still missing. We share the grief of their families and of those who survived, whose lives have been impacted forever.

Europe has also not forgotten its own responsibility for not being able to prevent the Srebrenica genocide, one of the worst crimes in Europe’s modern history.

Srebrenica painfully reminds us all of the need to stand up firmly and decisively for peace, human dignity and …

11 May: EU Enlargement Policy – Western Balkans, the ‘squirrel in a cage’

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

In 2003 at the summit in Thessaloniki, the European Council declared that “the future of the Balkans is within the European Union”. This political commitment was a clear promise taken by the European Union and Western Balkans’ heads of state and governments that European Enlargement would include the former Yugoslavian block. 

Seventeen years after the European Union committed itself to an enlarged future which encompassed the Western Balkans, only one country – Croatia, has succeeded in joining the Union. Today, the accession process remains slow and glacial, with the stretched conditionality, new methodology, and the ghosts of …