European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov briefed the press following the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia.
It was supposed to tackle big issues like the role of the EU in south-east Europe, immigration, security, crime but there was an elephant in the Balkan summit meeting room.
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But the European Commission President also said "the Western Balkans have a place in the European Union".
President Hashim Thaci said Kosovo should eventually become part of the EU and NATO, as the country marked a decade of independence from Serbia.
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The former Bosnian Serb commander has been found guilty of leading ethnic cleansing campaigns, including the July 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, where some 8,000 Muslim men and boys were separated from the women and executed within days.