Friday 19 January 2018

Time to atone for our shameful policy on the Bosnian war

We are one of only two countries to have a full debate on Serbia's EU admission, writes Eamon Delaney

Ireland will shortly get a chance to atone for one of the most shameful periods of our recent foreign policy when it votes on the partial admittance of Serbia to the European Union.

One of the outstanding conditions of this concession is that Serbia deliver up Ratko Mladic, responsible for the murder of up to 7,000 men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995.

Mladic is believed to be in hiding in Serbia, but no serious effort has been made to bring this monster to justice. Serbs now want to declare him "officially dead" -- a useful way of getting off the hook.

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