Nordic government is remarkably transparent. In Sweden even Ministers' tax returns and the prime Minister's correspondence are open to citizens' inspection. Civil servants have a legal right to leak information to the press. Any kind of opulent lifestyle breeds suspicion.
Magistrates who led the clean-up campaign in 1994 were being undermined. Antonio Di Pietro, who started Operation Clean Hands, became so enraged by covert attempts to frustrate him that he tore off his black robe in court and resigned.