EC spokeswoman says no room to glorify war criminals

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The Voice of America quoted a European Commission spokeswoman as saying that there is no room in Europe to glorify war criminals.

There is no room in Europe for genocide denial, revisionism and the glorifying of war criminals, EC spokeswoman Ana Pisonero said in a written reply commenting the fact that convicted war criminal Vojislav Seselj received a decoration from a Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) bishop.

Our stand is clear, attempts at redrawing history are unacceptable, Pisonero is quoted as saying. She added that religious leaders and communities have a responsibility to show leadership in overcoming difficult heritage and being constructive in nurturing mutual trust, dialogue and tolerance all of which are required for stability, a peaceful future and progress.