Greece keeping checks on banks’ role in moving Milosevic money


ATHENS -- Greece’s central bank is stepping up measures to counter money laundering amid concern about the role of Greek banks in handling funds for Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president, and his associates.

Deputy central bank governor Panayotis Thomopoulos told the UK Financial Times newspaper in an interview in March that Greece was tightening up its scrutiny of banks.

He said some banks last year failed to reply to requests for information about accounts held by Yugoslavs while

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