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NGO Concerns Over Freedom of Information Act

Concern has been sparked among NGOs over the government’s latest plans to revise the Freedom of Information Act, which among other things governs what access rights people have to public contracts and so on.

Corruption fighter from Fair Trade Alliance, Zuzana Wienk

According to NGO watchdog Fair-Play Alliance, interior minister Robert Kalinak has said he wants to put the law up for parliamentary debate, but with his Smer-SD party enjoying a stand-alone parliamentary majority, the outcome will most likely be decided by the government itself. The Ministry of Interior informed daily SME that the point is to transpose certain aspects of an EU Directive, which is still lacking and getting pressure for from the European Commission.

A petition has been started against parliament’s interference to the law, with a minimum of 500 signatures needed to even be processed.

2 Comments for “NGO Concerns Over Freedom of Information Act”

  1. Dave Crawford

    We will have to wait for the details of this revision to see which way BnM is going with it.
    IF it’s a genuine attempt to calm the concerns of the EC all fair and good, BUT if it is yet another move to smooth the way for nefarious activities don’t be suprised.

  2. George M

    ~~~~interior minister Robert Kalinak has said he wants to put the law up for parliamentary debate, but with his Smer-SD party enjoying a stand-alone parliamentary majority, the outcome will most likely be decided by the government itself. ~~~~

    Is that not what all Governments do , ie decide based on their mandate to govern ?

    NGO watchdog Fair-Play Alliance is a bit like a dog with a bone ….if it cannot fine a bone, it just digs some old one up to play with.

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