OECD criticizes Sweden for using aid money to finance its embassies


Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Sweden has been using money destined for economic aid assistance to finance its embassies in Europe and other countries. For this it has received criticisms from the Economic Cooperation Organization, OECD.


According to radio Sweden the organisation feels that as Sweden partially finance its embassy operations in Europe and the West with money from the aid budget, which is in violation of the international laws

The OECD is critical that the Swedish foreign office funded certain embassies with about five percent of aid funds.
Although embassies in Reykjavik, Madrid and Berlin are not engaged in direct aid activities, millions of dollars or Swedish Kronors from the aid budget are used to run them.
According to the OECD aid funds may not be used for normal diplomatic activity.
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