16 January 2012

With his order No. 1472 as of November 29, 2011 the Minister of Finance lowered the fees for providing public information under the Access to Public Information Act. The order determines lower fees for disclosure of information on CD – 0.50 BGN compare to the old price of 5 BGN. Reduced price is set up for providing the information on a floppy disk – 0.50 BGN compare to the old price of 1.20 BGN. The order provides for the possibility to obtain the information on a DVD. The price is 0.60 BGN per copy. The disclosure of information verbally or in electronic form (by e-mail) is free of charge. The amendments reflect the AIP recommendations to update and lower the charges stated several times in our annual reports on the access to information in Bulgaria. This order repeals order No. 10 of the Ministry of Finance from 10.01.2001. The new fees came into force on January 1, 2012.