The U.S. to Consider Naming Kleptocrats and Human Rights Abusers

A new bill introduced last week to the Congress could allow the United States to publish the names of human rights abusers and kleptocrats who are banned from entering the country. The bill aims to burst the culture of confidentiality which currently prevents the public from knowing who has been sanctioned this way and for what.

Serbia’s Pro-Government Tabloids Again Target Independent KRIK

Pro-government tabloids in Serbia launched on Friday a smear campaign against independent investigative outlet KRIK after it published transcripts from the prosecutor's questioning of the suspected leader of a brutal criminal group who claimed the country’s President Aleksandar Vucic repeatedly asked him for favors.

EU May Get Anti-Money Laundering Authority

The European Union could soon get an anti-money laundering authority after the European Commission proposed on Tuesday an “ambitious package of legislative proposals” to strengthen the Union’s rules concerning the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).