CEAS press release regarding the systemic criminalization of citizens' associations conducted by Serbian national frequency television stations, MPs and tabloids
The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) welcomes the financial control of media workers and citizens' associations (CA) to be carried out by the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering (APML). At present time, we do not perceive it as an undue pressure, but we hope that certain concerns regarding the procedure will be resolved as soon as possible, as it is in the mutual interest. We emphasize that the recently published list is incomplete, as we are informed by the journalists who published it, so it’s not quite clear how it is determined who exactly is under pressure. Contrary to many on the list, CEAS is not of the opinion that the APML criminalized us by putting our name on it, since it did not publish the list, nor did it put us in that context later, in the statements made by its representatives.