BBC documentary examines the unimaginable in Sweden: corruption

December 16, 2010

Produced by the BBC World Service

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Sweden has recently been home to several corruption scandals.

The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International has once again ranked Sweden as one of the cleanest places in the world to do business. While Swedes are proud of this reputation, three national icons--Ikea, Saab and the royal family--have all faced allegations of corruption this year. Recent headlines have provoked a national debate about whether the Scandinavian nation's reputation is really deserved.

For the BBC series Extreme World, reporter Pascale Harter brings us the story from Stockholm.