SSwedish companies have signed contracts with the North Koreans for 700 million crowns – around 66.5 million euros. The small mistake: The socialist paradise was already broke at that time. So the Swedes never saw a single ore they had put in North Korean joint ventures. Today, North Korea owes the Swedes around 2.7 billion crowns – around 250 million euros. This makes North Korea the largest foreign debtor to the brave Scandinavian country.