International media said that EU officials are working to pass a new law that criminalizes the denial of the 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica. Supporters of the law believe that recognition of what happened is the path to reconciliation.
Leaders of the Catholic Church and the Muslim community in the capital Sarajevo called on all residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina to dialogue with the aim of building an atmosphere of respect and reconciliation between people of different religions and ethnicities.
Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina held a festival, that lasted for days, marking the 510th anniversary of the spread of Islam in the 15th century. Thousands, including hundreds of people on horseback and many religious figures, participated in these celebrations.