Haradinaj: Tax will not be lifted until Serbia recognizes Kosovo

Acting Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj spoke to Tirana-based Top Channel, where he said that the tax on imports should remain in force until Serbia recognizes the independence of Kosovo.

Haradinaj also confirmed he did not meet the U.S. Envoy Grenell yesterday.

“I had a telephone conversation with him and he is concerned about the tax on Serbian goods,” Haradinaj said.
“The tax cannot be lifted without an agreement with Serbia. He should put forward a consolidated agreement with Serbia and we will lift the tax,” he added.

“I will not lift the tax to enable Vucic to win elections in spring. If Serbia recognizes Kosovo, I will immediately gather the government and remove the tax.