Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lundin: The Scandal That Won't Go Away

Bildt's & PM's Policy:  Look the other way!
Today's edition of the Local carries this item which shows that over half of Sweden's government ministers hold investments in Lundin Petroleum. Readers will recall that Lundin benefited from human rights abuses in Sudan, where murdering government opponents eased drilling ops for Lundin. When Aftonbladet broke the investment story, EU Minister Birgitta Ohlsson immediately dumped the shares from her portfolio. However, FM Carl Bildt's fellow Moderate Party member, PM Fredrick Reinfeldt, another shareholder, feels differently. His press secretary stated:

--"- In general, I believe that ministers should be careful not to comment on the individual funds' investments, especially if it concerns a matter which may be relevant for law enforcement. This is under investigation."

Afonbladet notes that several other ministers declined to comment.

By Chanah Shapira

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