Prime Minister Ana Brnabic spoke on Saturday with President of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic about the situation in Kosovo.
Brnabic and Zvizdic agreed in a telephone conversation that neither Serbia nor Bosnia-Herzegovina will introduce reciprocal measures for the time being, and will not make hasty moves towards Pristina, no matter how hard it might be in this situation, the Serbian government announced
The two officials agreed that Pristina’s behavior is unacceptable, that it destabilizes the region, pulls back the process of regional integration and is distracting the region from its European path.
Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina will remain committed to European values and respect for international agreements, in particular the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) and CEFTA, and will invite again, together, the European Commission, EU member states, as well as the UN mission in Kosovo-Metohija to react and push for the abolition of the 100 percent fee on products from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Brnabic and Zvizdic estimated that the region, before the introduction of these taxes started in the right direction with the help of the EU and under the auspices of the Berlin Process, that the region’s cooperation was at the best level in the last few decades and that it should continue on that path as soon as Pristina withdraws its decision on fees.
It is particularly worrying for both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia that such behavior of Pristina sends a bad message about the whole region and that the unilateral introduction of fees, if it persists, will discourage investors and damage the further economic development and quality of life of everyone in the region.
The interlocutors agreed to stay in constant communication to work together with the EU and the UN to resolve this burning issue for the region.