DT 16 / 2010

Norway-Guyana forest aid slated for investment in hydro dam

 
The government of Guyana plans to spend most of the Norwegian forest climate aid it will receive during 2010-11 on the Amaila Falls hydropower project, which will flood thousands of hectares of pristine rainforest. Norwegian officials insist this is not a done deal. But President Bharrat Jagdeo has staked much personal prestige in Amaila
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Politicians have stronger grip on aid in Norway

 
Poul Engberg-Pedersen has quit as head of Norad after five years in the job. The Dane was recruited to turn Norad from an implementing agency into a competence centre on Norwegian aid, a process that was initiated by his predecessor, Tove Strand.
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Swedish prosecutor calls for US legal scrutiny of Volvo and Scania

 
Swedish police say Scania paid USD 5 million in kickbacks to the Saddam Hussein regime. The Swedish prosecutor wants to knwo if US authorities will launch an investigation. In a parallel enquiry, Swedish police have targeted Volvo officials for similar offenses.
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Missionpharma blacklisted by agencies in wake of investigation

 
Danish police are preparing to press charges against two individuals Missionpharma suspected of paying kickbacks for a contract awarded in 2005. CEO Kim Ginnerup professes innocence. He says sales have suffered since his company was banned from tendering for UN agencies.
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