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How the Panama Papers claimed their first victim - Iceland's Prime Minister.

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Icelanders felt embarrassed and humiliated by their government, in front of the eyes of the world. To see their own prime minister headlining on international newspapers and TV channels, along with corrupt politicians and authoritative dictators from the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe - no words can describe this somewhat surreal sentiment which Icelanders were feeling at the time of the revelation.

Live from Stockholm, Irregular Correspondent Mikael Mikaelsson explains how the Panama Papers leak exposed Iceland PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson's offshore finances, tax avoidance and hidden conflicts of interest, and why both the scandal and the government's cynical response to it, will have far reaching effects for Icelandic politics, and society beyond.

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Mikael Mikaelsson

Dr. Mikael Allan Mikaelsson is a government adviser on science and innovation policy and international collaboration across Europe, in the area of low carbon energy.

 

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