EU set to remove Saudi Arabia from blacklist

Pedro Gonçalves
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The adoption of a European Union money-laundering blacklist which includes Saudi Arabia could be blocked after virtually unanimous opposition from EU member states, two EU diplomats told Reuters. The news agency says Saudi Arabia's King Salman had sent letters to all 28 EU leaders urging them to not include Riyadh on the register, noting it could affect trade with the EU. It also comes after the Saudis paid the College of Europe to set up private meetings with EU institutions. Some governments opposed adopting the provisional list on Thursday, triggering a process that could lead to i...

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