"the foreign MINISTRY's handling of the principle of public access to be seen again in the parliament's constitutional affairs committee (KU)."
"Publicity is a cornerstone, according to the minister for foreign affairs Margot Wallström (S), however, sees the lure of"
"It's about the controversy around the evaluation of Sweden's campaign for a seat in the UN security council that the foreign MINISTRY ordered the former diplomat Anders Lidén a few years ago. He submitted versions of it at different times around the end of 2016u002F2017. In march 2017, announced the MINISTRY for foreign affairs 13 pages conclusions but at the same time requested the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs to take part of the full assessment, which the committee had to wait for to may 18, 2018."
"Then had the foreign affairs committee again requested the full report, then Today's News in several articles in the early spring of 2018, found that the whole report was 44 pages, but that the foreign MINISTRY first denied that there were more than 13 pages of conclusions. Then the foreign MINISTRY to claim that it was material."
"When Margot Wallström asked out of KU if the management insists she is to report in addition to the 13 pages of conclusions was the material that really didn't need to be left out."
"– We still have the view that it was material. But it gave the impression that we had something to hide, therefore we left it out, " says Wallström."
"It was also a result of it, according to her, there was a vicious debate on the foreign MINISTRY did not want to show everything. Wallström pointed out that the KU and the parliament also previously reviewed the campaign for the Swedish place in the security council and that it has not led to the foreign MINISTRY considered to have tried dark anything."
"However, KU, several times, and The parliamentary commissioner, through the years, directed harsh criticism against the MINISTRY for foreign affairs for how it applies the constitutional principle of public access. Much of the criticism has been about the foreign MINISTRY has been unacceptably slow to disclose documents."
"– I consider the principle as a linchpin, we must respect the law, and we shall improve the work, " says Wallström, but believes that the issue of secrecy testing and to the MINISTRY for foreign affairs handle such a large amount of communication and actions make it extra difficult."
"the Goal is, she says, to disclose the documents as soon as possible."