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.

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CEAS Announcement - On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the start of NATO bombing of FRY

Since its inception, the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade (CEAS) has advocated for a broad domestic and international debate on the causes and consequences of NATO bombing of the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY), based on as many available facts as possible. Such debate and consensus would not only provide the sound grounds for Serbia's much-needed co-operation with NATO and a compromise solution to Kosovo's new status, but also represent a shield against systematic disinformation campaigns concerning those events by third parties, both state and non-state. CEAS, therefore, fully supports the recent initiative of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to finally determine a state list of all fatal casualties, including the circumstances of their deaths. CEAS has continuously advocated before Western international community to provide Serbia with as much assistance as possible to remedy grave environmental problems caused by various factors, and to strengthen its environmental protection capacity.

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