Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina preparing joint countermeasures for Pristina taxes
Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina will consider introduction of different models of countermeasures, if Pristina does not abolish taxes on goods from those two countries until Summit of the Leaders of the Western Balkans, which will take place in Paris on July 1st. Trade ministers of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rasim Ljajic and Mirko Sarcevic stated this in Sarajevo, agreeing that two states should take joint action and enforce coordinated activities, which goal would be increased pressure to abolish taxes. The two ministers also advocated a higher degree of economic integration in the Balkans, which includes establishment of a joint economic space, without barriers and complicated procedures that hinder the free transfer of goods, people, services and capital. The condition for that is unconditional abolishment of taxes imposed by Pristina, it is pointed out in the statement by the Serbian Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications. If that does not happen, as evaluated, the EU will additionally damage its own credibility, and countries of this region will miss yet another opportunity for economic recovery and normalization of political circumstances.