Kosovo Parliament convenes to debate tariffs - Gazeta Express

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Gazeta Express

02/03/2020 8:41

Kosovo Parliament convenes to debate tariffs

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Gazeta Express

02/03/2020 8:41

The Parliament of Kosovo is set to hold an urgent session after Prime Minister Albin Kurti proposed dropping tariffs on Serbian goods. MPs will convene on Monday at 11:00.

The urgent session of the Parliament was called at the initiative of the opposition MPs from the Alliance for the Future of Kosovo (AAK) headed by Ramush Haradinaj who are opposing Government’s plans to drop tariffs. AAK MP Daut Haradinaj said they do not exclude protests to oppose revocation of tariffs which were introduced in November 2018 at the time Ramush Haradinaj was prime minister of Kosovo.

PM Kurti in a press conference last week announced his plans to revoke tariffs on raw materials of all Serbian imports as of 15 March, and proposed full revocation of tax as of 1 April for a 90-day period. Kurti said that the tariffs might be reintroduced in June if Serbia does not give up its campaign against Kosovo’s statehood. /GazetaExpress/