The speaker of the Armenian Parliament, Mr Ararat Mirzoyan, is on an official visit to Sweden. As part of the visit, the Speaker together with a delegation consisting of members of the Armenian parliament and Armenia’s ambassador to Sweden, had a meeting with the Auditors General, Ms Helena Lindberg and Mr Stefan Lundgren.
Government agencies will sometimes make purchases from companies with ties to the agency’s employees or their relatives – at times with very large sums involved. These purchases can be completely legitimate, but they can also entail a risk of corruption and other irregularities. The Swedish National Audit Office (NAO) has examined the scope and management of related-party transactions.
By digitalising contacts with government agencies, Sweden could make it considerably easier to start a new business. The deficiencies are partly the result of outdated technical solutions, fragmented governance and split responsibility.
The Swedish NAO’s audit of the judicial chain shows that the Government has not had sufficient focus on the entire chain in its governance. The judicial chain consists of the police, prosecutors, courts, and the prison and probation service.