26 June 2023

 

Civil Association “BOETs”, city of Vidin, requested public information from Bulgargaz EAD, related to the orders for natural gas supplies from Gazprom Export.

 

The information request was submitted in the context of the natural gas supply crisis following the outbreak of the war.

Bulgargaz EAD refused access to the requested information three times, even after two judgments of the Vidin Administrative Court dated December 2022 and June 2023, with which the court obliged them to provide the information.

 

The refusals were appealed with the help of AIP.  A new case was filed following the third refusal, the development of which is pending.

 

With its most recent judgment dated June 2023, the court confirmed that Bulgargaz EAD must provide the requested information, as there is a proven overriding public interest.

More on the topic in Bulgarian: please follow the link.

 

 

 

The case is supported by Access to Information Programme under a project "Legal Help to Access to Information Cases", funded by German Marshal Fund of the US.