08 Aug 2011

Serbia to Investigate Privatizations in Response to Eu Demands

Serbian Interior Minister Ivica Dacic (pictured here) said that looking into the possible illegal privatization of 20 Serbian companies, as demanded by the EU Commission, would prove to be very important in order to continue accession talks to the EU, while others commented that this would be an important test for the Serbia judiciary.

Verica Barac, the head of the Serbian Anti-Corruption Council, said would be difficult, given the problems with the Serbian judiciary.

In the meantime, the Serbian Prosecutor’s Office has responded with a statement that investigations were ongoing and that the public would be notified soon.

For the original story from SETimes.com, please click here. Please note that the photo of Mr. Dacic is from the SETimes.com article and is attributed to Reuters.