Sweden -IKEA suspected of secret police funding -July 04, 2014

The Guardian reports that declassified files at the National College for Studying the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) in Romania show that furniture giant IKEA agreed to be overcharged for Romanian-made products and some of these funds were handed over to the Securitate, the infamous secret service.

The Guardian reports that declassified files at the National College for Studying the Securitate Archives (CNSAS) in Romania show that furniture giant IKEA agreed to be overcharged for Romanian-made products and some of these funds were handed over to the Securitate, the infamous secret service. The documents are reported to indicate that Ikea was complicit in the payments, a claim denied by the firm. Ikea was one of a small number of western European firms who took advantage of the large timber resources and cheap labour that the country offered as restrictions on trade began to ease in the 1980s.

English: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/04/ikea-funds-romania-secret-police ...    


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