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Government House in Stockholm
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Moscow's famed Red Square

Radio Sweden Satuday

STUDIO 49

Transparency International is the global coalition against corruption. It ranks countries depending on the prevalance of corruption or not. The cleaner a country is the higher it ends up on the list. Sweden finds itself among the five at the top of the list. But does that mean corruption is an unknown phenemenon in this Scandinavian nation? No, says the Swedish branch of Transparency International and is urging more openess when it comes to the public procurement system and government appointments in particular. 

Russia may be one of the most industrialised countries and a member of that exclusive club which goes by the name of G8, but that does not mean it is self-sufficient in everything. Russia receives millions of dollars worth of aid from Sweden just like any developing country which benefits from Swedish benevolence. We find out more from a representative of the Swedish International Development Agency, SIDA.

Closing music: 1. Tusen Bitar, Björn Afzelius

                     2. I Can Buy, Nina Persson

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