28 March 2013
On March 28, 2013 Access to Information Programme presented its annual report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2012 at a presconference in the Bulgarian News Agency.

Access to Information in Bulgaria report

The thirteenth access to information annual report contains:

Specific recommendations which AIP formulates for enhancing the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of the institutions in 2013 are:

- assigning a specific public body to supervise and coordinate the Access to Public Information Act (APIA) implementation and to impose sanctions;
- precision of the access to information exemptions in view of omitting the vague protection of third party's interests;
- precision and unification of the standards for proactive disclosure of information and sanctions for failure to comply with the requirements;
- strengthening and imposing of the sanctions for incompliance with the APIA.

Recommendations and findings from AIP report were extensively covered by the media – more than 30 publications in national and local media.


The Access to Information in Bulgaria 2012 report is online available in English: http://store.aip-bg.org//publications/ann_rep_eng/2012.pdf.


The Report is published with the financial support of the America for Bulgaria Foundation in the framework of the project Responding to the New Demand for Freedom of Information.