Journalists and political leaders on Wednesday criticized the Serbian government and said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made a “mockery” of an international anti-corruption conference by deporting Serbian investigative journalist Stevan Dojcinovic before he could speak.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is deeply concerned by yesterday's detention of Stevan Dojcinovic, a regional editor for OCCRP and founder of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) in Serbia, by local police upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Croatianpolice arrested on Wednesday 23 people, including police officials, suspected of being members of an organized crime group that forged documents. Media reports that the beneficiaries were members of two notorious mafia organizations from Serbia and Montenegro.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has ordered the country’s Military Security Agency (VBA) to open an investigation shortly after a video was released this week showing an alleged Russian spy bribing a Serbian identified as a “Serbian high-positioned agent,”Serbian media reported.
Italian military police have broken up an international organized crime group that has ransacked stolen archaeological artefacts worth US$ 7 million from southern Italy sites,Europol announced this week.
OCCRP Regional editor and editor-in-chief of Serbian investigative outlet KRIK, Stevan Dojčinović, accepted the prestigious Knight International Journalism Award at the International Center for Journalists’s Awards Dinner in Washington, DC last week.
Serbianpolice arrested last week an Instagram star and her friend after officers found a significant amount of weapons and ammunition in their apartments in Novi Sad.
A newly revealed photo shows a Kosovar businessman and politician meeting with an alleged organized crime figure. Shortly afterwards, he unexpectedly joined Kosovo’s largest Serbian party in a governing coalition — earning him the post of foreign minister.
Serbian citizens have been paying on average 74 euro (US$81.6) in bribes last year, mostly to health workers, showed astudy the Serbian Prevention and Fight Against Corruption Project conducted among 1,000 citizens.
Hours after Serbian investigative outlet KRIK revealed that the brother of the country’s Finance Minister was using a car owned by two businessmen who regularly receive lucrative government contracts, a pro-regime tabloid accused a KRIK reporter of harassing the brother’s girlfriend and her baby.
The retired head of Serbia’s Criminal Police confirmed years-long rumors about the complex ties between the country’s police, politicians, and criminal groups in an exclusive interview with NIN and OCCRP-partner KRIK, published Thursday.
Iron-fisted rulers are undermining state institutions and freedom of expression in the Western Balkans claims a report published on Wednesday by human rights watchdog Freedom House.
Newly revealed photos depict a friendly restaurant meeting between the influential brother of Serbia’s president and a notorious northern Kosovo underworld figure.
Nenad Popovic, a nationalist Serbian minister known for his ties to the Kremlin, took part in a dubious privatization that drove a major electrical transformer manufacturer into bankruptcy. Years later, no charges have been filed.
President Aleksander Vucic said on Saturday that Serbia will introduce “draconian” punishment for criminals who will no longer be able to view it as their sanctuary.
Stanko Subotic, a businessman twice indicted for cigarette smuggling and known for his links to an alleged drug lord, is set to make millions from the expansion of Belgrade's airport.
Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport. (Photo: KRIK)
Serbia’s prosecutor requested the maximum possible sentencefor the Balkan “Cocaine King”Darko Saric and his associates on Friday for allegedly smuggling tons of cocaine from South American countries to Europe.
The Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism, CINS, will be considering its legal options regarding accusations made by the President of the Serb-controlled half of Bosnia who accused the organization and its editor-in-chief of “destroying regional political structures with money from international organizations.”
The Appellate Court in Belgrade upheld a verdict ordering former mayor and current Minister of Finance Sinisa Mali to return illegally acquired land back to the government, KRIK reported Thursday.
Serbian journalist Stefan Cvetkovic, who was reported missing on June 13 and was found two days later, said he will request an international investigation into what he claims was his abduction. Police, however, say his claims are false.
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