Litigation on access to information in Bulgaria 2009 – trends and conclusions. During 2009 a large number of lawsuits for access to information were brought with the AIP legal support. As in previous years some court battles have been successful, others have been lost. Some, such as the story related to the contract between the Bulgarian administration and Microsoft have been again postponed. The rich case law allows us to draw some conclusions and trends in the court practice.
Some strategic court cases in which Access to Information Programme has provided legal assistance, including representation in court, in 2009:
1.Information about the allocation of money for official publications in central and local media
2.Access to information about the repair works in the Prime Minister's office
3.Contract with Microsoft Co for the procurement of software licenses necessary for the Bulgarian state administration
5.Information about the jurors sitting in the Regional Court Sofia