“Ramush Haradinaj, Kosovo’s Prime Minister, said on Wednesday the customs duties on goods from Serbia and Bosnia were not intended against their people but aimed to make both Belgrade and Sarajevo recognise Pristina’s independence declared in 2008, the Beta news agency reported.

He said Bosnia and Herzegovina was a country which deserved respect and partnership with Kosovo and ‘we want to make it easier for Bosnia to decide to recognise Kosovo since we don’t have any open issues and we don’t want to hurt it with this decision.’

‘We want Serbia to recognise us after our step (to increase import tariffs to 100 percent), since it needs our market, and we need recognition,’ Haradinaj said during the presentation of the Ministry of Regional Development report.” (N1)