U.S. Embassy Statement on Judicial Integration, October 17, 2017
We welcome the intense preparations and work that has been done by Kosovo’s state institutions – the Justice Ministry, Kosovo Judicial Council, Kosovo Prosecutorial Council, and others – and the European Union to welcome judges and prosecutors from other communities into Kosovo’s judicial system. Once achieved, judicial integration will mark an important milestone in advancing the integration of communities in Kosovo and the Normalization Dialogue with Serbia. All Kosovo citizens deserve fully functioning Rule of Law institutions; this integration will mark an important step forward. We understand the parties are continuing the hard work to achieve integration, and we encourage the parties to reach an agreeable timeline in the nearest possible future.