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right to information act

Opposition asks if Lööf's delay broke the law

Published onsdag 15 augusti 2012 kl 16.51
File images of Enterprise Minister Annie Lööf and former Culture Minister Leif Pagrotsky. Photos: Scanpix

Enterprise Minister Annie Lööf's delay in handing over her department's Christmas party receipts has raised eyebrows among several opposition politicians. Lööf's actions have now been reported to the parliamentary committee on constitutional affairs, reports the newspaper Journalisten.

The right to information act in Sweden demands that documents be made public "swiftly," notes Social Democrat parliamentarian Leif Pagrotsky who has asked the committee to determine if any error or breach of the constitution has taken place.

Pagrotsky's reaction stems from the tabloid Aftonbladet noting that receipts from the party were given to its reporter only after Lööf's press team went through them.

"This is appalling," Pagrotsky tells Journalisten.

The minority Left Party has also reported the minister to the constitutional committee on account of the same incident.

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