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Serbia says it using ‘alternative’ routes to supply Serbs in north Kosovo (Reuters)

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Serbia is using “alternative” mountain tracks to send goods to Serb-dominated northern Kosovo to avoid having to pay a 100% import tax, Serbia’s president said on Wednesday, in comments likely to further strain ties between Belgrade and Pristina.

Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose independence Belgrade refuses to recognize, imposed the tax last year as a retaliatory measure after Serbia blocked it from joining the international police agency Interpol as a separate nation.

The tax has caused hardship for the four ethnic Serb municipalities in northern Kosovo who pledge allegiance to Belgrade and openly defy the Pristina authorities. Shops and other businesses in the area were shut from Monday until Wednesday in protest over the tax.

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