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Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert said Germany has "zero understanding" for Pristina imposing a 100 percent tax on products from central Serbia.
He also told Bloomberg agency that Germany "would have preferred Serbia to allow Kosovo to join Interpol."
"We hope that both sides quickly return to dialogue," Seibert said.
Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj's adviser Avni Arifi - who also represents Pristina in the dialogue with Belgrade - told Pristina-based website Lajmi on Tuesday that "the Kosovo government will fall sooner than withdrawing the decision" that concerns goods from central Serbia, and from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The Serb mayor of North Mitrovica, Goran Rakic, told an extraordinary session of the local assembly in the northern Kosovo town on Tuesday that he is resigning because of Pristina's decision to increase import tariffs on Serbian goods and because of violations of the human rights of Serbs living in Kosovo.