Bosnia Implements Few of GRECO’s Recommendations

The Council of Europe’s anti-graft group criticized Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for making little progress in its fight against corruption, having implemented only a few of the group’s dozens of recommendations for increasing transparency, especially in relation to political funding.

Senior Editor of Serbian CINS Receives Threats

A lawyer from the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia (NUNS) filed a criminal complaint with the Special Prosecutor’s Office for High-Tech Crime against a person who sent threats to the Editor-in-Chief of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS).

WHO Denies Italy COVID Cover-up

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected accusations that it covered up a report critical of Italy’s COVID-19 response, despite warnings from one of the authors that burying it could cause a “scandal of huge proportion” that would damage the agency’s credibility.

Switzerland Imposes Sanctions on Belarus President Lukashenko

Switzerland’s federal government has extended sanctions on Friday against Belarus by freezing assets and imposing a travel ban against its leader, Alexander Lukashenko, over his government’s oppressive crackdown following contested presidential elections.