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Kosovo Serbs close shops to protest import tariffs (Reuters)

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Shops, restaurants and bakeries in Serb-dominated northern Kosovo closed their doors on Monday to protest against a 100% tax the country has imposed on goods imported from Serbia, in a move that could further sour ties between Belgrade and Pristina.

The government introduced the tax last year in retaliation for Belgrade blocking Kosovo, its former province, from joining the international police organization Interpol as a separate nation.

The move lead to an impasse in talks on normalizing ties between Belgrade and Pristina, seen as crucial if both countries want to join the European Union.


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