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Peace is a historical message of Sarajevo. Croatian EU membership is not an “iron wall” to Bosnia. Serb Patriarch Irinej said Serbs are endangered in Sarajevo.
The Traditional International Gathering for Peace was opened in Sarajevo on Sunday. Many speakers put Sarajevo in the context of multiculturalism and said that the peace is a historical message of Sarajevo.
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said in Sarajevo during the International Gathering for Peace that membership of his country in the European Union next year should not be seen as an “iron wall” towards Bosnia.
Serb Patriarch Irinej said in Sarajevo that Orthodox believers are endangered there and that “the Serb majority” that used to live there is no longer there. After visiting the Old Serb Orthodox Church in Bascarsija Irinej said that it is tragic that many Serbs who wanted to come back to Sarajevo they could not.
Balkan Insight has not verified the facts in the original press reports and cannot vouch for their accuracy.
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