Broad anti-corruption deal

Construction and property companies in the private sector have reached a unique agreement with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) on a clearer boundary between ‘corrupt’ and ‘non-corrupt’ activities in the construction sector.
Findings by the National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) reveal that almost one-third of all reported donors of bribes in 2013 were working within the construction industry. Later figures reveal that corruption remains rife within the sector.
The new deal means that bonuses for customers in the form of tickets to sports events and Baltic cruise trips will no longer be acceptable, says Helena Sundén at the Anti-Corruption Institute (IMM).