State aids Pink with € 3.9 million

State aids Pink with € 3.9 million

30 May 2016, 06:30

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Serbian Export Credit and Insurance Agency (AOFI) aided Pink International Company, owned by Željko Mitrović, at least twice - with guarantees and loans at the total amount of € 3.9 million. AOFI has been refusing to provide any information on its business for six months already

By: Vladimir Kostić

State Shows No Interest in Fighting Corruption

The enactment of a new bill on the Anti-Corruption Agency, stipulating broader competencies to be vested in this institution, has fallen behind schedule for over two years. Independent institutions exposing corruption lack the support of the highest echelons of power. Officials are taking no notice of the Anti-Corruption Agency’s decisions whilst the government is failing to take into consideration the Anti-Corruption Council’s reports.

26 May 2016, 08:26

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In Serbia there are 334 companies from the EU black list of countries

The European Union is introducing the register of final beneficiaries of companies, to prevent tax evasion and money laundering through off-shore zones. In the future, all this will have consequences for Serbia, in which there are currently operating more than 1,100 companies whose ownership is hidden in one of the tax havens around the world

11 May 2016, 09:11

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Taxpayers lose twice as development projects stall

Serbia and Bosnia have squandered more than €47 million in the last 7.5 years on fees for unused loans for vital infrastructure projects, a CINS investigation reveals.

15 April 2016, 12:15

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Serbian Progressive Party conceals costs of electoral campaign

Before the 2013 elections, SNS activists had more than a thousand overnight stays in Zaječar, but the bills were paid in cash, while the payments were not reported to the Anti-Corruption Agency. The Agency found irregularities in campaign financing in most political parties, but sanctions are missing in most cases. Thus, SNS did not report a part of costs of organization of Rudolph Giuliani’s visit to Belgrade in 2012, SPS concealed costs of advertising, while DS hushed up costs of promotional material printing and conventions


17 March 2016, 11:17

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Security runs wild, citizens suffer, state observes

The new Law on private security did not yield expected effects – attacks with lethal consequences are still taking place, while out of the estimated total number of 40,000 employees only 136 have been licensed so far. The already prolonged deadline for obtaining license is expiring in ten months


14 March 2016, 13:14

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What Price Honor?

A CINS/OCCRP investigation reveals how taxpayer money from the Balkans is spent so that public institutions can “win” meaningless international awards

10 October 2014, 11:10

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