- Category: Politics
- Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020 13:13
July 29, 2020
In its first official reaction to Serbia's Finance Ministry's Department for Preventing Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism's announced investigation into money flow of many NGOs, media and journalists, the European Commission (EC) said on Wednesday it followed the issue closely, the N1 reported.
"We expect further information from the relevant authorities on the request, including information regarding the selection criteria," Ana Pisonero, the EC spokesperson told an online news conference.
Serbia's Finance Minister Sinisa Mali told the pro-regime Pink TV that the Department's demanded data of the NGOs and media was "a normal activity without political background." He added that who did have nothing to hide, should not worry, adding "the UN and EU declarations envisage that."