Archive for Sweden


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.

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.

Sweden: Journalist's Association considers draft EU-law 'disgraceful'

10/05/2008 -

The Swedish Journalist's association SJF raises an alarm: "This is a disgraceful attack against transparency in the EU," it says in a recent press release commenting on the recent

Sweden: European Commission questions Swedish transparency

10/10/2007 -

Does the public have a right to know about genetically modified feedstuff? Yes, ruled the Swedish authorities on highest level, after lower instances had rejected the wob-application. recommends