Bugging Bill Blocked
The newspaper “Dagens Nyheter” reports that the Swedish government’s controversial legislation which would allow the police to place hidden microphones in many places, including newspaper offices and health clinics, may be stalled until next year.
The minority Social Democratic government has the support of the opposition Liberal Party for the package, which is intended to fight crime and terrorism. The government’s usual parliamentary allies, the Left and Green Parties, oppose the plan.
Now “Dagens Nyheter” reports that another opposition party, the Center, says it will use parliamentary rules to table the legislation for one year.