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The International Steering Group for Kosovo was an organization formed pursuant to the Ahtisaari Plan concerning the Kosovo status process. It was set up to guide Kosovo's democratic development and promote good governance, multi-ethnicity and the rule of law. The group was responsible for appointing and overseeing the International Civilian Representative for Kosovo. The ICR was the "final authority in Kosovo regarding interpretation" of the Plan and had the "ability to annul decisions or laws adopted by Kosovo authorities and sanction and remove public officials whose actions he/she determined to be inconsistent" with the Plan. The European Union Special Representative for Kosovo is a closely associated post, appointed by the Council of the European Union. The first ICR and EUSR in Kosovo appointed was Pieter Feith. The 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence formally "accept[ed] fully the obligations" of the Ahtisaari Plan. It had its inaugural meeting on Thursday February 28, 2008. The group has been declared "illegal" by Serbia and condemned by Russia. On 10 September 2012, the International Steering Group had its final meeting and formally ended its supervision, (via Freebase)