Featured Serbia

Bad Blood: A War Between Montenegrin Cocaine Clans Engulfs the Balkans

By Bojana Jovanović, Stevan Dojčinović and Svetlana Đokić, OCCRP, 5 May 2020 OCCRP — A police officer, a football hooligan, and a Montenegrin gangster walk through a ski resort in the mountains of southern Serbia. Nine hours later, and halfway across the country, the gangster is dead in a Belgrade… Read More

Europol hold nine over €90m investment fraud

An international crime ring that conned hundreds of people out of millions of pounds has been broken up in police raids across Bulgaria and Serbia. Nine people were arrested in an operation co-ordinated by Europol and conducted by police in the two countries, as well as in Germany and Austria. Read More

Two arrested in transfer fraud raids in Belgium, Monaco, London

Police investigating suspected fraud linked to the transfer of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic to Newcastle United have raided properties in Belgium, Monaco and London, arresting two people including an agent, officials said Wednesday. The probe, which earlier this year saw the Belgian FA headquarters searched, is looking into suspected money-laundering… Read More
27th January 2017
Mr Jammeh, thought to now be in Equatorial Guinea, is not the first leader accused of lining his own pockets with state funds. In fact, many have taken far more. Here are some of the worst offenders. Read More
18th January 2017
The United States imposed sanctions on Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik on Tuesday for actively obstructing efforts to implement the 1995 Dayton Accords that ended the more than three-year war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Read More
10th November 2016
The fight against corruption in the Western Balkans and Turkey is failing, putting European Union accession at risk. Political elites have too much power and there are limited ways to hold the corrupt to account, according to Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movemen Read More
15th July 2016
On Wednesday, July 13, over 10,000 protesters in Serbia filled the streets of Belgrade, marching as part of a growing popular movement against political corruption and criminal acts surrounding the Belgrade Waterfront Project. The march was the fifth so far in an ongoing movement that has gained momentum since April. Read More
15th April 2016
Serbian police detained 49 people, including officials from ministries and state-owned firms, on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office on Friday as part of an anti-graft drive that has gained momentum before this month's election. Read More
18th March 2016
BELGRADE - Serbian police have arrested 46 people including 15 police constables on charges of corruption and money-laundering, the interior minister said on Friday, stepping up an anti-corruption drive before an April 24 election. Read More