Serbia has not implemented any of the recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors

March 2018
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Serbia has not implemented any of the recommendations on preventing corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors. Serbia has not implemented in a satisfactory manner any of the thirteen recommendations provided by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO to the country in July 2015. GRECO concludes that the overall very low level of compliance with the recommendations is "globally unsatisfactory". GRECO requests the Head of the Serbian delegation to provide a report on the progress in implementing all the pending recommendations as soon as possible, but at the latest by 31 October 2018.


Prime Minister Brnabic claims that the placement of Serbia on the FATF “black list” is politically motivated

March 2018
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Prime Minister Brnabic claims that the placement of Serbia on the FATF “black list” is politically motivated. According to Ms Brnabic, FATF prepared the report more than a year ago, when it identified "certain strategic shortcomings". In the meantime, Serbia has complied with 35 of the 40 recommendations of that body and has adopted six systemic laws against money laundering and terrorist financing before discussing and approving the FATF report. Ms Brnabic also added that the European Commission and the World Bank were opposed to the report. However, she claimed that the adoption of the report was insisted on by the representatives of the United States of America.


New Law in Serbia in the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption takes effect.

March 2018
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New Law in Serbia on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption takes effect. The Law was adopted in late 2016 by the Serbian parliament, but its implementation was delayed for over a year. The Law introduces several important changes including: a significant extension of the list of criminal offences; the establishment of special departments for suppressing corruption at the Ministry of Interior, public prosecutor’s offices and courts; and the establishment of special auxiliary units within the Anti-corruption Departments and the Organised Crime Departments. With the changes in place, the Law is expected to strike a big blow to high-level crime in Serbia.


The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia

March 2018
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The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia. A recent report from the British House of Lords laments that the European Union has chosen “stability over democratic values” in the Western Balkans and expresses “serious concern that gains made towards good governance and the rule of law are in danger of being lost as countries in the region turn to authoritarian leadership.”


Serbia identified as jurisdiction that has strategic AML/CFT deficiencies

February 2018
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Serbia identified as jurisdiction that has strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. As part of its on-going review of compliance with the AML/CFT standards, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified Serbia, along with Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as jurisdictions that have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. The European Commission will suggest to the European Parliament already in March to put Serbia on a “blacklist” of countries that jeopardize the European system of finance, because it is already on the list of the FATF.


Juncker’s visit to Western Balkans to discuss EU Strategy

February 2018
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Juncker’s visit to Western Balkans to discuss EU Strategy. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker completed a Western Balkan tour to promote the EU's new strategy for the region. Among the six countries, the commission considers Serbia and Montenegro as current front-runners toward accession and the new strategy says they could be allowed in by 2025 if they meet all the conditions. All countries still have many obstacles to overcome before joining the bloc, including regarding corruption, the rule of law, and relations with their neighbors.


Serbia does not improve or implement Anti-Corruption laws

February 2018
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Serbia does not improve or implement Anti-Corruption laws. In the surveys on perception of corruption Serbia stagnated last year because there was no significant improvement of the law and the existing ones were not implemented, anti-corruption watchdog organisation Transparency Serbia (TS) stated. This organisation concluded that the state should implement “radical measures” in order to fight the corruption. According to Corruption Perception Index for 2017, Serbia dropped five places in 2016 and it ranked 77 on the list of 180 countries and territories.


The Mayor of Belgrade’s multiplying bank accounts

February 2018
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The Mayor of Belgrade’s multiplying bank accounts. The November 2016 report by the Serbian Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering (APML) details suspicious transactions involving the mayor of Belgrade, his wife, and companies he owned or worked for. The mayor held at least 42 accounts registered under himself, his wife, and his three underage children, into some of which he deposited large sums of money. Serbia’s Anti-Corruption Agency opened an investigation into the mayor in 2015, immediately after investigative journalists discovered and reported on his involvement in the purchase of 24 apartments on Bulgaria in 2012 and 2013.


Newly Appointed Head of Anti-Corruption Agency is a Donor to Serbia’s Ruling Party

January 2018
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Newly Appointed Head of Anti-Corruption Agency is a Donor to Serbia’s Ruling Party. Dragan Sikimic, new director of Serbia's Anti-Corruption Agency, was a donor to the ruling Serbian Progressive Party and a candidate in the local elections in 2016. Sikimic’s name is among those 7,000 persons who donated 40,000 dinars each (approx. €320) to the Progressive Party for last year's presidential election, according to data from the Anti-Corruption Agency.


Amendments to Serbian AML legislation

January 2018
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Amendments to Serbian AML legislation. The members of the Serbian Parliament adopted a new Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism at the end of last year, which will enter into force on 1 April 2018. The new legislation is a continuation of the harmonisation of this area with the legal regulations and standards of the European Union.


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