Agence France-PresseApril 26, 2013 17:48
Serbia's parliament on Friday gave its green light to an EU-brokered deal aimed at normalising ties with former foe Kosovo, a landmark accord already approved by the government.
The deal, which has come under fire from ultra-nationalists and Kosovo Serbs, won vast backing in the 250-seat parliament, as MPs from the ruling nationalists' coalition and from the centre-left opposition had already indicated they would vote in favour of it.
Out of 203 deputies present, 173 voted to approve the deal, while 24 were against it. The remaining six abstained from voting.