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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia met listing criteria, European Commission previously said (Photo: Stephen Downes)

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Why the EU anti-money laundering list is so short

The EU, last week, told a black-and-white tale of 20 sinful states who posed a money-laundering threat to Europe's law-abiding single market.

But the real story of the EU and money laundering is more complicated.

And the EU's new dirty-money blacklist revealed more by its omissions than by its inclusions.

The 20 countries that posed a "high risk" of injecting criminal or terrorist funds into the single market were

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia met listing criteria, European Commission previously said (Photo: Stephen Downes)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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