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New secrecy clause in the interest of the nation

21/11/2013 -

The Swedish parliament Riksdagen that in 1766 saw the birth of the first law on freedom of information ever, has adopted a new limitation of access to documents.

Secret James Bond-party disclosed by request

10/09/2012 -

Swedish security service throw a secret James Bond-party for their employees. The costs: 625 000 Euro (5,3 million Swedish kronor). How come we know?

World's oldest access law will remain

11/04/2012 -

Swedish parliamentarians have unanimously agreed not to propose a recast of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, the first law in the world to grant citizens access to public information.<

Sweden: ”Don't mess with our historical law”

24/05/2011 -

The world’s oldest law on access to information is up for changes in order to conform with EU-legislation. Critics object strongly to the indicated suggestions.


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