New government push to stop economic crime

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.



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Edgar Mannheimer is a journalist at Mundus News. He is also currently working for SVT Nyheter as an online reporter. Edgar has a passion for politics, foreign affairs and music. He grew up in Egypt, the US, Stockholm, and Jordan, following his mother’s job as a foreign correspondent. He returned to Sweden to study at Lund University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Arabic/Middle Eastern Studies. During his time in Lund he was editor-in-chief of Radio UPF, the radio committee of the Association of Foreign Affairs, and also started a music program as a solo project. After Lund, he moved to Stockholm and received a Master’s degree in journalism from Stockholm University’s media institution, JMK.