Hashim Thaci

Kosovo-Serbia Standoff Will Likely Ease, Experts Say

As a crisis over Kosovo's import tax hikes continues in Serb-majority northern Kosovo, a former Serbian Minister for Kosovo, Goran Bogdanovic, says that he expects a "status quo" to settle in before the import taxes on Serbian products are scrapped.

"I believe that this decision [to raise taxes on Serbian imports] will be revoked very soon," Boganovic told BIRN.

US national security adviser speaks after Thaci meeting

Bolton took to Twitter after meeting with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci.

"The US stands ready to help both parties achieve this historic goal," he added.

Met with President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo today at the White House. We agreed the time is now for Kosovo and Serbia to reach an agreement. The U.S. stands ready to help both parties achieve this historic goal.

Whose side is US on, Serbia or Kosovo?

Pompeo did this during his meeting in Washington on Monday with Kosovo President Hashim Thaci.

The US official "encouraged Kosovo to seize this unique window of opportunity to reach a historic comprehensive normalization deal with Serbia under the EU-facilitated Dialogue process," a press release from the US State Department said.

"100% tax to remain until Serbia recognizes Kosovo"

Ramush Haradinaj said on Thursday that this would be done" when Belgrade ceases the aggression of Serbia," Pristina-based daily Gazeta Express is reporting, cited by Tanjug.

Haradinaj also said that such a decision "was not unexpected, and that he repeatedly warned the previously imposed tax could only be increased."