Europe’s shameful anniversary | EURACTIV.com

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On a scorching July day in Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia, a battalion of lightly armed Dutch UN peacekeepers, operating on a vague and restrictive mandate, stepped aside and allowed Bosnian Serbs to commit what is commonly referred to as the biggest atrocity in Europe since World War II.

In the ensuing days, the Serbs killed around 8,000 Muslim men and boys and bulldozed their bodies into mass graves.

The writer of this Brief happened to be one of the first reporters to talk to Srebrenica survivors.

The United Nations and the US bore their share of the blame, but it was primarily Brussels, and the inefficient and overcautious EU bureaucracy, that could not handle the disaster unfolding in its own backyard.

Source: The Brief – Europe’s shameful anniversary – EURACTIV.com

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