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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.

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.

Sweden:Government announces fight against rolling back of EU-wob

20/05/2008 -

Sweden has criticised recent commission proposals to overhaul the rules on providing public access to documents, saying they represent a step backwards.


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