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Criticism against the government after the DN's disclosure: absolutely horrible

In may 2018 sent the Agency's acting director-general of an e-mail to the five centrally placed persons in authority. She had been ”outraged calls” from the mi

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Criticism against the government after the DN's disclosure: absolutely horrible

In may 2018 sent the Agency's acting director-general of an e-mail to the five centrally placed persons in authority. She had been ”outraged calls” from the ministry of health after Insurance disclosed the documents requested by TV4. The documents concerned meetings between Annika Strandhälls secretary of state and Ann-Marie Begler kicked from the role of the director-general at the end of april of the same year.

In the e-mail tells Beglers successor Maria Hemström Hemmingsson to the government offices of sweden expressed the view that ”there will be serious consequences” for cooperation between the authority and the department. She also writes that she will in the future itself to determine whether the meeting notes should be disclosed to the media.

Read more: Government urged the Insurance office not to disclose the data

in administrative law at Uppsala university, has taken part of the data in the DN's review. He says that the action is serious.

" It's obviously a way to try to restrict freedom to disclose information, freedom of expression and freedom of information. It is incredibly serious. There are constitutionally guaranteed rights, and it is absolutely horrible that the government offices engaged in similar. They if any should know how both the regulation look like and what is appropriate and legal to do, " he says.

writes Maria Hemström Hemmingsson that it has been left out is material, and therefore not public. The same thing is said she in an interview with DN. Olle Lundin says that it is not reasonable grounds for the action.

"Then they have completely misunderstood the whole of the acquis," he says.

– If an individual has chosen to disclose materials which do not contain information by qualified confidentiality, you have the right to do it.

After the documents have been released to the TV4 wanted Maria Hemström Hemmingsson that the procedures would change so that she could determine if similar documents could be disclosed in the future.

" She is pursuing the wrong behavior. There is of course no obligation for an officer to notify their senior manager if the disclosed information to the media. Then you have to right to be anonymous. She should know better, " says Olle Lundin.

Read more: Annika Strandhäll denies pressure

there was a sign of a broader problem of government offices, and he mentions how the parliamentary Ombudsman recently criticised the state department for how it handled the request to take part of public documents.

" It is obvious that our constitutionally guaranteed right to the freedom of information and whistle blowing, there is nothing that you really value in government offices. It is really deplorable, then we are in a free fall, " says Olle Lundin.

the Government's handling of Ann-Marie Begler reviewed in april by the parliament's constitutional affairs committee. On Thursday 25 april, the social insurance Annika Strandhäll to be asked. The conservatives chairman of the socialförsäkringsutskottet says to DN that she would like KU to also take up the new data in the review by the minister.

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