26 November 2019

What does Sofia Municipality know, what is it unaware of and how much informatoin - if any - is it willing to disclose regarding major street repair works in key Sofia neighborhoods? The AIP has provided legal assistance to the journalist Mila Cherneva from the 'Capital' newspaper. She sought information on the planned and completed street repairs, but Sofia Municipality refused to grant access to this information on the grounds of explicit consent by a third party. 

"In order to be accountable within the financial report when calculating the budget for a certain period - a month, half a year, a year - they (Sofia Municipality officials) have to systematize the data concerning payment under the contracts", says Stephan Anguelov from AIP. 

The case is currently pending before the Administrative Court Sofia City.