SUSPECTED BRIBERY

As Swedish prosecutors eye Ericsson, watchdog says clean business is a choice

4:41 min
  • This week, the Swedish Anti-Corruption Unit prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation into telecom company Ericsson over suspected bribery in Iraq from 2013-2019.

  • Prior to the preliminary investigation, Ericsson's CEO Börje Ekholm said in a press release that he is committed to strengthening the company's "ethics and compliance performance to ensure lasting change."

  • Ulrik Åshuvud, chair of Transparency International Sweden, discusses the prevalence of corruption among Swedish companies and how that affects the country's image.