“Serbian judges and prosecutors did not show up at the oath in the office of Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. Their appointment did not happen, because it’s ‘forbidden by the Republic of Serbia with the intention not to allow integration in the judicial system of Kosovo,’ which has just been released from the Kosovo presidency. The failure of Serbian judges and prosecutors attending was also ‘the failure and inability of the EU as a mediator in the process of implementing the agreement on the judiciary.'” (translated from KosSev)
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Final vote tally: 91 yays 2 nays
Foreign Relations Chairman, @SenatorRisch was the last to speak on the floor saying "I am confident North Macedonia is ready to fulfill its NATO obligations and benefit the alliance. It was ready in 2008 and is ready now."
The Senate has voted to ratify N. #Macedonia's #NATO accession, securing the necessary 67 votes with only two nay's so far.
Voting is still in session.
Most polled Serbians believe President @avucic will recognize #Kosovo. Yet just recently he said, “for me, Kosovo is a part of the Republic of Serbia”
Will his decision follow what he believes, or will it be more political in nature?
Breaking news: Croatia on the way to join the Schengen Area. @EU_Commission reports progress in meeting the necessary conditions for #Schengen accession. Learn more:
New US Ambassador to #Serbia Anthony Godfrey to Arrive in Country This Week.
The #US Senate Votes on N. #Macedonia #NATO Accession Today.
#BiH's PM @DrZvizdic Meets NSC's John Erath.
#Japan to Open Embassy in #Kosovo.