Monday 11th July was the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre, carried out in Bosnia in 1995. I signed the Book of Remembrance in the House of Commons, and attended a Memorial Reception at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Several survivors spoke of their memories of this, the most serious crime in a long process of persecution, expulsion and murder. Just as we remember the victims of Hitler and Stalin, so it is important and necessary to commemorate those who died or were bereaved in the worst planned massacre in Europe since World War 2.
More important still is to work for future peace. One way of doing this is to enable Bosnia, Serbia and four neighbouring states to enter the EU. Please do all you can to help bring the whole of the Balkan region into the European Institutions. This is all the more needed at this time when the British Referendum vote has led to a sharp rise in hate crimes and attacks on Jews and Muslims and their places of worship here.
Peace is indivisible.