Access to Information Programme
Access to Information in Bulgaria 2015
Findings and conclusions from the AIP sixteenth annual report were presented at a pressconference held in the Bulgarian News Agency on April 5. 2016. The report contains:
  • recommendations related to the access to information legal framework and its implementation, as well as other obligations granting transparency;
  • detailed review of the amendments to the Access to Public Information Act (APIA) as of December 2015;
  • analysis of the 2015 APIA amendments with regard to the proactive publication of information online;
  • what are the institutions addressed and what type of information was sought by the requestors who turned for legal help to AIP in 2015;
  • tendencies in the court practices on access to information cases in 2015 and summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.

Access to Information in Bulgaria 2015, Access to Information Programme, 2016, p. 89, ISSN 1314-0515.

The report is prepared within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
Text in Bulgarian.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2014
The fifteenth AIP annual report contains:
  • analysis of the proposed draft amendments to the Access to Public Information Act with regard to the introduction of the Directive 2013/37/EU on the Re-use of Public Sector Information;
  • analysis of the results from the 2015 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online by the executive bodies;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation during 2014;
  • an overview of the developments in the FOI litigation in 2014, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.

Access to Information in Bulgaria 2015, Access to Information Programme, 2015, p. 180, ISSN 1314-0523


The report is prepared within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life, supported with a grant by the America for Bulgaria Foundation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2013
The fourteen AIP access to information report contains:
  • recommendations, related to the access to information legal regulation and its implementation with a focus on necessary amendments to the Access to Public Information Act;
  • analysis of the effective access to information legislation from the point of view of the international standards in the access to information area;
  • results from the 2014 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online by the executive bodies;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation during 2013;
  • an overview of the developments in the FOI litigation in 2013, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.

The report is prepared within the implementation of the project "Advocacy Campaign for Amendments to the Access to Information Legislation" with the financial support of the NGO Programme in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the EEA.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2012
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. The thirteen access to information report contains:
  • recommendations for facilitating the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of the public administration;
  • detailed analysis of the effective access to information legislation with a focus on proactive publication of information; control and oversight of the law implementation; precision of exemptions; the provision of information by e-mail; assisting of requestors;
  • results from the 2013 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online by the executive bodies;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation during 2012;
  • an overview of the developments in the FOI litigation in 2012, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2011
  • recommendations for facilitating the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of the public administration;
  • detailed analysis of the effective access to information legislation with a focus on the Internal Access to Public Information Act  Implementation Rules of the public bodies;
  • results from the 2012 AIP audit on the active disclosure of public information online by the executive bodies;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consultation during 2011;
  • an overview of the developments in the FOI litigation in 2011, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2010
On May 04, 2011 AIP held a presconference in the Bulgarian News Agency to present its annual report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2010.The eleventh access to information report contains:
  • recommendations for facilitating the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of public administration;
  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments during 2010.
  • results from the AIP assesment on the online publication of certain categories of information by the administrative structures of the executive power;
  • analyses of the access to information cases referred to AIP for legal help and consulation during 2010;
  • an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2010, including summaries of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.

The focus of the report is the active publication of information, the need for control over the implementation of the obligations and sactions for failure to comply with the requirements of the law. 
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2009
On April 29, 2010 AIP held a presconference in the Bulgarian News Agency to present its annual report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2009


The Report contains recommendations for improving the access to information practices within the Bulgarian public institutions. The report includes:
  • recommendations for facilitating the access to information and increasing the transparency and accountability of public administration with a focus on the implementation o fthe obligations for online publication;
  • comparative analysis between the Access to Public Information Act and the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents ;
  • results from the survey on the online publication of certain categories of information by the administrative structures of the executive power;
  • analyses of the access to information cases consulted by AIP legal team during 2009;
  • an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2009, including resumes of cases in which AIP has provided court representation;
  • results from a representative public opinion poll on public attitudes regarding the right of access to information.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2008
AIP presented its Annual Report Access to Information in Bulgaria 2008 on 8 May 2009 at a press conference at the Bulgarian News Agency.


The Report contains recommendations for improving the access to information practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the 2008 changes in ATI legislation and practices with a special emphasis on the the 2008 amendments to the Access to Public Information Act;
  • results from a survey on whether and how the institutions handle electronic requests;
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme legal team;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2009, including resumes of cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2007
The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from monitoring on the active provision of information by the institutions on their web sites;
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2007, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2006
The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from monitoring on the active provision of information by the institutions on their web sites;
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2006, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2005

The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from monitoring on the active provision of information by the institutions on their web sites;
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2005, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2004

The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from the Global monitoring of compliance with freedom of information laws in Bulgaria, conducted in 2004
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2004, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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Access to Information in Bulgaria 2003

The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from the Global monitoring of compliance with freedom of information laws in Bulgaria, conducted in 2003
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2003, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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The Current Situation of Access to Information in Bulgaria 2002
The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions. It includes:
  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from the survey Fulfillment of the Obligations under APIA by the bodies of the Executive power, conducted in 2002;
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2002, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.

 
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The Current Situation of Access to Public Information in Bulgaria 2001
The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions. It includes:
- detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
- results from the survey Fulfillment of the Obligations under APIA by the bodies of the Executive power, conducted in 2001
- characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
- and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2001, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.
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The Current Situation of Access to Public Information in Bulgaria 2000

The first annual report of the Access to Information Programme outlines the developments in access to information legislation and its implementation practices. The report focuses on the most important event for 2000: the adoption of the Bulgarian Access to Public Information Act. We also analyse the practices in use before the adoption of the law, when citizens, journalists, and NGOs exercised their right to information using the provision of Art. 41 of the Bulgarian Constitution and other laws.

 

The Report contains recommendations for improving the freedom of information legislation, the connected legislation and the practices within the Bulgarian public institutions.

The report includes:

  • detailed analysis of the existing FOI legislation and ammendments;
  • results from the pilot study Fulfillment of the Obligations under APIA by the bodies of the Executive power, conducted in 2000
  • characteristics of the specific cases consulted by Access to Information Programme;
  • and an overview of the most interesting developments in the FOI litigation in 2000, including resumes of all cases in which AIP has provided court representation.


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