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No Word from Authorities After KRIK Publishes Pandora Papers

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News / Politics | 07.10.21 | access_time 16:22

Stevan Dojcinovic KRIK (Photo: Media Center Belgrade)

Editor-in-chief of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) Stevan Dojcinovic has said that none of the relevant authorities had contacted KRIK over a document from an international project called Pandora Papers which mentions Sinisa Mali, Nikola Petrovic and Novica Toncev.

"Based on what we published, three institutions - the prosecutor's office, the Agency for Preventing Corruption and the Authority for Preventing Money-Laundering" were obliged to react, Dojcinovic told the BETA news agency.

KRIK recently said that the documents, which were obtained by the Network's journalists as part of the Pandora Papers international project, proved that Serbian Finance Minister Sinisa Mali owned 24 luxury apartments on the Bulgarian seaside. Mali bought 23 apartments as the owner of two offshore companies from the British Virgin Islands and one in his own name, KRIK reported.

The journalists also said that the Pandora Papers revealed that Nikola Petrovic, a close relative of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, was the owner of an offshore company called Arkshore International in the British Virgin Islands through which he had an account in Switzerland. They also reported that the documents showed that Novica Toncev, the Serbian minister for developing impoverished municipalities, secretly created an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands which he did not report to the Agency for Preventing Corruption, which is illegal.

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