Belgrade decides not to start arbitration over Kosovo tariffs

Belgrade decides not to start arbitration over Kosovo tariffs

Belgrade decides not to start arbitration over Kosovo tariffs Izvor: N1

Official Belgrade has decided not to start arbitration proceedings against Pristina over the 100 percent tariffs imposed on Serbian goods but will introduce counter-measures, Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti reported on Thursday.

The decision not to launch arbitration proceedings was taken because UNMIK, which signed the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) on behalf of Kosovo, has declared that it does not have jurisdiction over the issue, the newspaper said.  

“Given that situation, the only thing remaining for Belgrade to do is to sue the so-called Republic of Kosovo but the naming of Kosovo as a legal entity in international law at the initiative of our side could undoubtedly be interpreted as regognition of its “statehood” and the arbitration option was rejected,” an unnamed source told the daily.  

Vecernje Novosti said could decide to stop every truck from Kosovo heading towards the European Union but that would bring the risk of violating the Stabilization and Association Agreement with the EU. It added that a future strategy to counter the tariffs could be discussed by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and representatives of the Kosovo Serbs at a meeting on Friday.

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

UG to Serbia's PM: Pressure on judiciary comes from state officials 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbia’s Minister signs two security deals in Moscow 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbia's secret service confirms man on video is Russian spy 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

EU and Serbia agree on border cooperation 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

PM: Serbia’s 2020 budget deficit at 0,3 pct of GDP; opposition: propaganda 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

French envoy to Vucic: Serbia's Euro-integration progress to be acknowledged 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Kosovo's outgoing PM: Lifting taxes on Serbia's goods will be tragic mistake 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Maldives' fmr minister suspected of taking bribe for recognition of Kosovo 20.11.2019.

20.11.2019.  |  NEWS

loader