Statement by EU Office/EUSR and Heads of EU Missions in Kosovo
Heads of EU Missions urge Kosovo government to reconsider decision on expansion of tariffs.
We note with concern Kosovo’s decision to expand the 100 per cent import tariffs also to products of internationally recognised brands of other countries, including EU countries, that are produced in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We want to reiterate the EU’s message that the imposition of tariffs, does not contribute towards good neighborly relations and it contradicts Kosovo’s past commitments towards regional integration and the commitments subscribed to by Kosovo within the SAA. We therefore urge the Kosovo government to reconsider its decision and to revoke the tariffs. This would be the right decision to take in advancing Kosovo’s and its people European aspiration for the present and the future.
We recall the EU message for regional cooperation and ask all parties to refrain from actions that undermine this message.