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Kosovo Starts Trade War With Serbs Over Blocked Interpol Bid

  • Serbia is planning no counter-measures for the time being
  • EU’s Mogherini calls on Kosovo to revoke the import tax
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Kosovo launched a trade war with its neighbor Serbia after failing to win enough votes to become member of Interpol, threatening years of efforts to reconcile the Balkan neighbors.

Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, is seeking recognition as a state in the international community, which its neighbor opposes. The two countries have been in talks since 2013 on improving relations so they can join the European Union and have even discussed a land-swap as a potential solution to their dispute.