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Sweden loses several billion SEK every year to economic crimes of different kinds and Dagens Nyheter reports that the government now wants to give the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) more tasks related to tackling economic crime. “Money is what is the lifeline for organized criminals, that is why they operate. Because of this, we will work in different ways to get at the money; this is just a further step in that work. Previously, the Tax Agency was given increased authority to work against economic crime,” said the Minister for Finance, Magdalena Andersson (S). The government wants Bolagsverket to establish a separate department that works with tracking economic crimes, starting from the very registration of companies. “A company that registers itself in order to pursue criminal activities should be stopped before it is started,” said Andersson.