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Kosovo imposes embargo on Serbia

Author: The Sofia Echo staff Date: Thu, Jul 21 2011 3115 Views
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Kosovo’s government has decided to place an embargo on Serbian goods import, media in Priština said, quoted by Bulgarian news agency Focus.

The decision was taken as a reciprocal measure, because Belgrade does not recognise Kosovo’s customs hallmarks.

Kosovo’s government imposed a 10 per cent customs duty on goods from Bosnia and Herzegovina, because Sarajevo also rejects Kosovo's customs hallmarks.

Earlier, Belgrade-Priština dialogue which was due to continue in Brussels on July 20 and 21 was postponed to September, Serbian news agency Tanjug said.

This came at the request of EU mediator in the dialogue Robert Cooper, head of Belgrade's negotiating team Borislav Stefanović said.

"The talks were postponed because the Priština delegation requested that elements of Kosovo's statehood should be clearly displayed during the meeting, which Belgrade could not accept," Stefanović said.

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