Access to Information Programme

By decision no. 10398 of 10 July 2013 of the SAC, Fifth Division on administrative case no. 2551/2013, judge-rapporteur Emanoil Mitev, the Supreme Administrative Court repealed a refusal of the Minister of Interior to provide information on whether the current Prosecutor GeneralSotir Tzatzarov had received an award (a pistol) by the ministry at the time when he was president of the District Court – Plovdiv. The court held that information on awards given to persons in high state office by state institutions is not protected personal data but the interest in disclosure overrides.