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Date Senate Actions
09/25/2008Resolution of advice and consent to ratification agreed to in Senate by Division Vote.
09/25/2008Treaty moved through its parliamentary stages up to and including presentation of the resolution of advice and consent to ratification.
09/25/2008Considered by Senate. By Unanimous Consent.
09/23/2008Reported by Senator Dodd, Committee on Foreign Relations with printed Ex. Rept.110-27 and a resolution of advice and consent to ratification with 1 declaration and 1 condition for each Protocol. Executive Calendar No. 37.
09/23/2008Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
09/10/2008Committee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
07/23/2008Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations by unanimous consent removing the injunction of secrecy.

Titles

Formal Title: Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Albania and the Republic of Croatia adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008, and signed that day on behalf of the United States and the other Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty.

Short Title: Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on Accession of Albania and Croatia


Resolution Text

As approved:

Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein),

Section 1. Senate Advice and Consent Subject to a Declaration and a Condition.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic

Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Albania, adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008,

and signed that day on behalf of the United States of America (the "Protocol") (Treaty Doc. 110-

20), subject to the declaration of section 2 and the condition of section 3.

Section 2. Declaration

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

declaration:

(a) Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty provides that Parties may, by unanimous agreement,

invite any other European State in a position to further the principles of the North Atlantic Treaty

and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty,

and thus become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ("NATO").

(b) The Bucharest Summit Declaration, issued by the Heads of States and Governments

participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on April 3, 2008, states

that NATO welcomes Ukraine's and Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in

NATO. The Bucharest Summit Declaration additionally states that it was "agreed today that

these countries will become members of NATO."

(c) The Senate declares that it is important that NATO keep its door open to all European

democracies willing and able to assume the responsibilities and obligations of membership.



Section 3. Condition

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

condition:

Presidential Certification

Prior to the deposit of the instrument of ratification, the President shall certify to the Senate as

follows:

1. The inclusion of the Republic of Albania in NATO will not have the effect of increasing

the overall percentage share of the United States in the common budgets of NATO; and



2. The inclusion of the Republic of Albania in NATO does not detract from the ability of the

United States to meet or to fund its military requirements outside the North Atlantic area.





Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein),

Section 1. Senate Advice and Consent Subject to a Declaration and a Condition.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Protocol to the North Atlantic

Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia, adopted at Brussels on July 9, 2008,

and signed that day on behalf of the United States of America (the "Protocol") (Treaty Doc. 110-

20), subject to the declaration of section 2 and the condition of section 3.

Section 2. Declaration

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

declaration:

(a) Article 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty provides that Parties may, by unanimous agreement,

invite any other European State in a position to further the principles of the North Atlantic Treaty

and to contribute to the security of the North Atlantic area to accede to the North Atlantic Treaty,

and thus become a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ("NATO").

(b) The Bucharest Summit Declaration, issued by the Heads of States and Governments

participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Bucharest on April 3, 2008, states

that NATO welcomes Ukraine's and Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations for membership in

NATO. The Bucharest Summit Declaration additionally states that it was "agreed today that

these countries will become members of NATO."

(c) The Senate declares that it is important that NATO keep its door open to all European

democracies willing and able to assume the responsibilities and obligations of membership.



Section 3. Condition

The advice and consent of the Senate under section 1 is subject to the following

condition:

Presidential Certification

Prior to the deposit of the instrument of ratification, the President shall certify to the Senate as

follows:

1. The inclusion of the Republic of Croatia in NATO will not have the effect of increasing

the overall percentage share of the United States in the common budgets of NATO; and



2. The inclusion of the Republic of Croatia in NATO does not detract from the ability of the

United States to meet or to fund its military requirements outside the North Atlantic area.


Related Documents

Related Documents

Ex.Rept. 110-27


Index Terms

110-20
Albania
Croatia
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty
Protocols
TD110-20