Croatian MEP Jakovcic addresses Bosnian Federation entity parliament

Croatian MEP Ivan Jakovcic on Tuesday said in Sarajevo that Bosnia and Herzegovina could settle all its internal differences and become a successful member of the European Union if it were to show sufficient good will and readiness for compromise in an effort to preserve values upon which the European Union emerged which is also faced with serious challenges.

Jakovcic was addressing the House of Representatives in the Federation entity parliament where he was invited as a sign of gratitude for his efforts in the European Parliament for the adoption of a resolution which in July 2015 condemned the Srebrenica genocide.

Speaker of the House Edin Music referred to Jakovcic as a great friend of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jakovcic was greeted with applause by lawmakers and guests including the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lars-Gunnar Wigemark.

Jakovcic was at the helm of a delegation of the Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) and on that occasion said that it had been of vital importance before the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide to recall those horrific war events and human suffering.

"The Resolution cannot heal any human wound and we all have to ask could we have done more that such an evil does not occur. And I ask myself: What did I do in July 1995, could I have done at least a little more to help? Nevertheless, it is important that after it all, we condemn the perpetrators because they commit genocide and its criminal policies, and not the people," Jakovcic said, underscoring that the European Parliament is decisive in that and that it will not allow any attempt to negate or downplay the Srebrenica genocide.

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 08:49

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