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Wallström reported to the Constitutional Committee

Published måndag 18 januari 2016 kl 20.53
Utrikesminister Margot Wallström. Foto: Janerik Henriksson/TT.
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström. Poto: Janerik Henriksson/TT.

Both Christian Democrat and Moderate Party MPs have reported Foreign Minister Margot Wallström to the parliament's committee on the constitution for signing a contract to rent an apartment owned by the labour union Kommunal.

Christian Democrat Caroline Szyber tells Swedish Television news that the committee should investigate if Wallström opened up to a situation where she could easily be influenced by signing this contract that is tied to her post as foreign minister.

"I think this is inappropriate and that it is important for the committee to review if it has affected people's confidence in her," Szyber says.

In her complaint Szyber also points to the fact that the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute wants to investigate if the contract could be considered a bribe.

Ewa Thalén Finné, the Conservative Moderate Party's housing policy spokesperson, has also filed a complaint to the Constitutional Committee. She questions if Wallström could act objectively against another country's labour union if she had an apartment owned by Kommunal.

"I want to know what the relationship is like between Kommunal and Wallström, seeing as the former is an interest group with a political agenda," Thalén Finné says to SVT.

Wallström tells Swedish Radio News that she welcomes any investigation into the matter.

"Go ahead and investigate, I am completely at ease because I know exactly what has happened," Wallström says.

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