Parties pile up debts as businessmen stop donating money

Political parties represented in the parliament owe advertising agencies, printing houses and media companies millions of kroons.

Debts piled up mainly because of high campaign costs of Europarliament and local elections in 2009 and the fact that political donations have almost dried up.

Centre Party and IRL have also outstanding loans that they need to start repaying, while preparations for next year's general elections will require additional outlays.