The EU has removed Iraq from its list of countries with “weak anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regimes” in a move welcomed by Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Baghdad was added to the list in 2016 amid the growing role of pro-Iran militias and rampant government corruption. Iraq’s Integrity Commission on 12 January issued arrest warrants for 98 government officials including “a current minister” and “three former ones.” Recent arrests have focused on the Ministry of Electricity (MEES, 7 January).