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Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the steps Serbia is taking to hand over those charged with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre for trial in the Hague; and if he will make a statement. (175584)

The issue of Serbia's compliance with its International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) obligations arises regularly in ministerial and official-level contacts with EU partners. I discussed this with the then Chief Prosecutor of the ICTY when I met her on 15 October 2007. The EU General Affairs and External Relations Council conclusions of June 2007 recalled that the pace and conclusion of the negotiations on the stabilisation and association agreement would depend inter alia on Serbia's full co-operation with ICTY.