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Dubai hosted 'vast amount of high-value targets', EU memo said (Photo: Nacho Pintos)

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Ex-pat EU criminals use Dubai as hideout, leak confirms

Dubai, Turkey, and the Western Balkans are hotspots of criminality in the EU neighbourhood, according to internal reports.

"We know that a vast amount of high-value targets mastermind and enable their criminal activities while residing in countries (e.g. Dubai, UAE, and Turkey) being particularly attractive for European ex-pat criminals," the EU said in a memo dated 13 November and seen by EUobserver.\n \nPolice from nine EU states as well as Norway, Switzerland, and the US were conduct...

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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.

Dubai hosted 'vast amount of high-value targets', EU memo said (Photo: Nacho Pintos)

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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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