(EUobserver) EU set to remove Saudi Arabia from blacklist

(EUobserver)

EU states may block moves to put Saudi Arabia on an EU money-laundering blacklist, reports Reuters. The news agency says Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had sent letters to all 28 EU leaders urging them to not inclde 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.