CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE PROCEDURE FOR THE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INTEREST INFORMATION IN ROMANIA AND BULGARIA

Gabriela Varia

Abstract


By means of this article, we undertake to perform an analysis of the procedure
regarding the citizens’ access to public interest information in Romania and in Bulgaria, thus
attempting to illustrate the common points and the interaction elements occurring between
them, as both states joined the European Union in the same period.

Keywords


access to information of public interest, human rights, democracy

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References


Bălan, E. & all, The Right to a Good Administration and its Impact on Public Administration’s Procedures, comunicare.ro Publishing House, Bucharest, 2010;

Muraru, I., Tănăsescu, E.S., (coord.), The Constitution of Romania commented article by article, C.H. Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 2008;

Bălan, E., Procedura administrativă, Universitara Publishing House, Bucharest, 2005;

Constantinescu, M. & all, (2004), The Constitution of Romania Reviewed – commentaries and explanations, All Beck Publishing House, Bucharest, 2004;

Recommendation (2002)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on access to official documents, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 21 February 2002 at the 784th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies;

Law no. 544/2001 regarding free access to public interest information, published in the Official Gazette no. 663/23 October 2001;

Access to Public Information Act, promulgated in State Gazette No. 55/7 July 2000, with amendments;

Annual Repports on the State of Access to Information published by the Acces to Information Programme Foundation, available at http://www.aipbg.org/en/publications/annualreports/.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.15837/aijjs.v7i2.511

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