Systembolaget Criticised For "Extravagant" Party
Sweden’s state alcohol store Systembolaget is coming under heavy criticism once again. This time for spending over one and a half million dollars on a party celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary.
The party took place just days before several former Systembolaget store managers went on trial for bribery.
Systembolaget, which has a monopoly on retail sales of wine, strong beer and spirits in Sweden, has been undergoing a cost-cutting programme in which at least 80 people are losing their jobs.