Kosovo Government meeting postponed as coalition partners disagree over tariffs
of coalition partners – Vetevendosje and LDK – over the tariffs on Serbian goods,
made the Government postpone a scheduled meeting for today at 16:00hrs. The
Prime Minister’s Office announced the new meeting of the Cabinet will be held
on Friday at 12:00hrs.
Express has reported that Kosovo PM Albin Kurti who is leader of Vetevendosje
wants replacing of 100 percent tax on Serbian goods with full trade and
political reciprocity measures. The United States are against the idea and
urged Kosovo to unconditionally revoke tariffs.
LDK officials, including its chairman Isa Mustafa, and his deputy Lutfi Haziri
have stated that Kosovo should be coordinated with the US and act upon their
request. First Deputy Prime Minister, Avdullah Hoti, who is member of the LDK
in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said that Kosovo should not hinder the
partnership with the US adding that all obstacles which led to halting of the
dialogue with Serbia should neb removed.
Express, quoting its sources in Washington, has reported that the US gave a
deadline to Kurti that by the end of this week to rescind tariffs. Reportedly,
Kurti’s answer to the US request was negative, and this would result in serious
consequences in Kosovo’s partnership with the US. Sources told Gazeta Express
that the only withdrawal of recognition is not an option, with the US expected
to consider its investment and other activities where the US was involved in
Kosovo over the last 20 years. /GazetaExpress/