13 March, 2006
The Greek Foreign Ministry in an announcement on Sunday evening, regarding the death the previous day of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, said that "the death of Slobodan Milosevic sealed a tragic era of tensions, crises and wars which plagued the Balkans for almost a decade," noting that "during this era, Milosevic held a central position and responsibility."
The announcement added:” The Court (of Justice at The Hague) will not finally judge him. History, as a strict judge, will judge him."
The foreign ministry announcement went on to say:” The major matter today in the Balkans is not sticking to assessments of the past. It is capitalizing on every possibility for the building of a European future of peaceful co-existence, stability and development for all."
Source: Athens News Agency