Hahn to visit Kosovo on Monday for Newly Imposed Tariffs

European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, is expected to visit Kosovo on 3 December when he will meet senior state officials of Kosovo.

The main focus of his visit will be the recent decision by the government of Kosovo to impose tariffs on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The EU Office in Kosovo told Zeri that Hahn will reiterate the EU position calling for a revocation of this decision and underline the need to focus on improving good neighborly relations and regional cooperation, principles that Kosovo and all the Western Balkans partners have committed to.

The Commissioner will meet President Thaçi, Speaker of the Assembly Veseli, members of the government including Prime Minister Haradinaj, as well as members of the opposition. This is the first visit of senior EU officials after the Government of Kosovo has imposed the 100 percent tariffs on BiH’s and Serbia’s goods.

The EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Hahn and other EU officials called on Kosovo to revoke the tax saying that this is in contradiction with the CEFTA Agreement.

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