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Shadow economies - the Nordic strategies
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Shadow economies - the Nordic strategies

| Photo: Eva B. Haakensen

Carrot or stick? The Nordic countries have different strategies for fighting the shadow economy. Finland and Sweden have used tax incentives to make it cheaper to buy declared labour. Norway and Denmark use controls as a main tool. In Norway six authorities coordinate the work, while Denmark's new government feels controls have gone too far.

Above: a Norwegian coordinated control at a construction site.

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