Serbian central bank deputy fired

The National Bank of Serbia on Monday 16 January dismissed a deputy governor who was arrested last week for allegedly taking a bribe.

The bank's Council said in a statement it was relieving Dejan Simic of his duties "to remove any suspicion that this case could influence the functioning of the Central Bank of Serbia."

In the statement issued after the council session, the bank's top body also said its move did not prejudge the outcome of the investigation against Simic.

Simic is accused of

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