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Slobodan Milosevic's widow ridicules the EU's lifting sanctions against his family, associates

FILE - In this June 27, 2001, file photo Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, arrives to visit Milosevic at the central prison in Belgrade, Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

FILE - In this June 27, 2001, file photo Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, arrives to visit Milosevic at the central prison in Belgrade, Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)  (The Associated Press)

Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia.

The EU earlier this week dropped its sanctions against Milosevic's family and several of his former political associates, saying they no longer represent "a threat to the consolidation of democracy" in Serbia.

Milosevic's widow, Mirjana Markovic, who was granted political asylum in Russia with their son Marko when Milosevic lost power in 2000, told Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti newspaper that she "laughed" when she heard the news.

She said "neither me, nor my husband nor my children had or have any property in the EU countries."

Milosevic died in 2006 while on trial at a UN war crimes tribunal.