Viviane Reding, EU Commissar for Justice:
"The European Union is a beacon of inspiration and a source of encouragement to all nations struggling to come to terms with the sufferings of their past. It is an example for any reconciliation process founded on the respect for fundamental rights".
The talk on street corners in Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan is of little else.
She has a track record of saying and doing rather silly things, so this comes as no great surprise. The rather broad statement was occasioned by today being 'Europe-wide Day of Remembrance of the victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes', but then you all already knew that.