the cost of diplomacy

OECD criticizes Sweden for wrongly using aid money

2:20 min

Sweden has been slammed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development for taking money from its aid budget to fund its diplomatic activities in Europe and the western world.

For example, Swedish embassies in Paris and Madrid get millions of Swedish kronor from the aid money budget, which the OECD says is in conflict with international regulations.

Swedish aid minister, Gunilla Carlsson, says that the government will take the OECD's criticism into consideration.