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Haradinaj: Relations with U.S. were of no concern in efforts to overturn Specialist Chambers (media)

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Prime Minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, confirmed today that the tax on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will remain in force. He also commented on accusations that the tax is impairing Kosovo’s relations with the U.S.: “It is good to be honest with the U.S. and EU. When we were afraid of the Specialist [Chambers] we tried to overturn it. We didn’t care that Americans were saying it would be a stab in the back. Now when it’s about gaining the recognition, it is being said it will ruin partnership with the U.S.” He added: “We will not give our market to Serbia without acquiring recognition in exchange. This is not against the U.S.” Haradinaj said it would not make sense to suspend the tax for a period of 120 days as proposed by Kosovo Assembly President and leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) Kadri Veseli. “If we open the door for 120 days we might as well not reapply it anymore. The goods that would enter during those 120 days would last for ten years.” He said that calls for concluding an agreement with Serbia is also something Kosovo wants but not at the price of giving away land or agreeing to the creation of a republic in the form of the Association of Serb municipalities.

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