Momirovic: I wrote to the European Commission and the ministers of the EU, the UK, and the USA about the blockade of Serbian goods in Kosovo and Metohija

Tomislav Momirović
Source: Kosovo online

The Minister of Internal and External Trade, Tomislav Momirovic, said today that he had written to the European Commission, as well as to all trade ministers of the EU countries, as well as Great Britain and the USA, about the problem of the blockade of Serbian goods in Kosovo, but that there were no results yet, RTV reports.

"The blockade of Serbian goods in Kosovo and Metohija is a daily topic for us; we also talk about it with international representatives and people in Brussels, I wrote to the European Commission and they supported us, of course, we did not see any results on the ground. I also wrote to all trade ministers of the EU, the UK, and the USA. We still don't have results, but this is not a part of the political negotiations," Momirovic said.

As he said, institutions in Pristina were severing all ties between the Serbs and the Albanians, which was very dangerous.

"We must make the economy free from politics and political problems. It is simply a bond that binds both the Serbs and the Albanians and we must rely on it, we must really invest in that story because the economy is made up of the free flow of people and goods, that's the EU, that's what we should go for. But, unfortunately, we don't have an understanding in Pristina about that, they don't think about the growth of standards and economic progress and development, and we'll see what these negotiations will bring us," Momirovic emphasized.

He says that we definitely have to negotiate with the aim of regional stability and peace, but that it is very difficult to negotiate with those people because they don't want to negotiate.

Speaking about lowering the prices of products in stores in Serbia, Momirovic told Tanjug that more than 2,500 retail establishments across Serbia had been involved in the campaign to lower prices for 20 groups of products "Better price".

He emphasized that the prices had been reduced by 20 to 40 percent.

"The interest is really incredible, we launched this action yesterday on the territory of the entire country and more than 2,500 retail establishments joined the action - Better prices, all large retail chains, and we are very satisfied and proud. We are talking about hundreds of different products," Momirovic said.

He pointed out that the goal was for citizens to be able to buy more.

"It happened that even by 11 o'clock in the morning, some items were sold out, sometimes it took an hour, sometimes an hour and a half, for those products to arrive again. The interest is really great. Our partners, retail chains, and manufacturers followed the action and always restocked the stores, and so far everything is going well.