NEWS

WORKING MEETING OF THE AGENCY AND SIGMA/OECD

16.11.2022
Today, a working meeting of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information was held in the Agency’s premises with representatives from SIGMA/OECD and the non-governmental sector. The mission of SIGMA/OECD is to learn about the operation of administrative courts in Western Balkan countries, as well as the impact...
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FINAL CONFERENCE OF THE IPA 2 PROJECT: “PROMOTING THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION”

07.11.2022
The final conference of the IPA 2 project entitled: “PROMOTING THE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION”, financed by the European Union and implemented by a consortium led by PwC, together with the Foundation Program for Access to Public Information, was organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The project was implemented in the period from November 2019...
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THE AGENCY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION APPLIED TO BE A FULL MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF INFORMATION COMMISSIONERS (ICIC)

27.10.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information applied for full membership in the International Conference of Information Commissioners (ICIC). The ICIC Presidency and Secretariat, chaired by Mexico’s National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), informed the Agency of the conclusion of the...
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A STUDY VISIT TO PORTUGAL

21.10.2022
Representatives of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, within the framework of the IPA 2 project “Transparency and Accountability of Public Administration” financed by the European Union, made a three-day working visit to the Commission for Access to Administrative Documents (CAAD) from Lisbon, Portugal. During the visit...
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ROUND TABLE: “STANDARDS OF INTEGRITY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR ACCORDING TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST CORRUPTION (ARTICLES 7, 8, and 10)”

12.10.2022
Representatives of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information today took an active part in the round table on the topic: “Integrity standards in the public sector according to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (Articles 7, 8 and 10)”. The Ministry of Justice organized the round table...
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THIRD CONFERENCE OF THE “INITIATIVE 2020”: PROACTIVE TRANSPARENCY AND THE TROMSØ CONVENTION

07.10.2022
The joint project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX)”, during the past two days, supported the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information (ASPI) by organizing the Third Regional Conference within the framework of...
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REPORT ON THE CONDUCTED ACTIVITIES ARISING FROM THE LEGAL COMPETENCIES OF THE AGENCY FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY-JUNE 2022

29.09.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has prepared a six-monthly Report on the conducted activities resulting from the legal competencies for the period January-June 2022. As a secondary authority in the process of implementing the exercise of the right of access to public information, the Agency faces...
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SEPTEMBER 28 — INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

28.09.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information today marked the International Day of Universal Access to Public Information by hosting a conference on the topic “On the situation related to the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Public Information in the Republic of North Macedonia,” with...
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CONFERENCE ON THE SUBJECT: “IMPROVEMENT OF THE SYSTEM FOR FREE ACCESS TO INFORMATION OF PUBLIC CHARACTER”

23.09.2022
Today, a conference was held on the subject of “Improvement of the system for free access to public information,” hosted by the Center for Change Management and co-hosted by the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Deputy President of the Government of the Republic of North...
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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORMS EXPLANATORY MEETING

19.09.2022
The Agency’s Secretary General for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Tanja Kovachev, participated today in the explanatory meeting for the area of Public Administration Reforms. The weight of the Fundamental Values cluster comes from the fact that it contains areas that are novel to the accession negotiations, such as...
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WORKING MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION SOCIETY AND ADMINISTRATION

07.09.2022
The director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, and the General Secretary, Tanja Kovachev, held a working meeting with the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Admirim Aliti. At this meeting, participants explored the need to increase accountability in institutional transparency to combat corruption...
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REPORT ON THE CONDUCTED ANALYSIS FOR IMPROVING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF INFORMATION HOLDERS FOR FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

05.09.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information prepared a Report on the conducted analysis to promote transparency and accountability of information holders for free access to public information. According to the Conclusion adopted at the Sixty-third session of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia held on...
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ADMINISTRATION’S SILENCE ANALYSIS

11.08.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Democratic Initiative conducted a short analysis that answers the questions of why and for what reasons institutions do not respond to submitted requests for public information. At the same time, the analysis deals with the additional aspects...
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YOUNG PEOPLE’S HANDBOOK ON HOW TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

11.08.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Democratic Initiative has prepared a handbook for young people on exercising their right to free access to public information. The purpose of this handbook is to inform young people about the basic goals and benefits of the...
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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE “CHOOSE THE RIGHT DIRECTION: INTEGRITY” CAMPAIGN

13.07.2022
At today’s press conference, the campaign “Choose the Right Direction: Integrity” was launched with the goal of promoting integrity as a key foundation of society and democracy, as well as one of the EU’s founding principles. The integrity campaign is part of the European Union-funded project “Promoting the transparency and accountability of public administration in...
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REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT THE HOLDERS OF THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITY IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA ARE REQUIRED TO PUBLISH ON THEIR WEBSITES

11.07.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in accordance with its competencies and in line with the signed Memorandum of Cooperation with the Judicial Council for increasing the active transparency of the courts regarding the consistent implementation of the provisions of the Law on LFAPI and the realization...
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WITH PROACTIVE TRANSPARENCY TO WELL-INFORMED CITIZENS

19.05.2022
Plamenka Bojcheva, director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, addressed the participants during the panel session on “Ethics and Anonymization of Data” attending the International Open Data Conference in Skopje, held from 18th to 20th May 2022. “Data and the Culture of Openness” was the theme...
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A MEMORANDUM FOR AN INCREASED JUDICIAL OPENNESS AND ACCESSIBILITY

18.05.2022
To ensure the consistent implementation of the provisions of the Law on Free Access to Public Information and the realization of the citizen’s right to free access to public information, the Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, and the President of the Judicial...
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FIVE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS ON EXERCISING THE RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTED UNDER THE PREMISE THAT “CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW”

21.04.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Democratic Initiative, as part of the USAID Project for Citizen Participation, successfully realized five informational and educational sessions for young people, journalists, representatives of civil society organizations and institutions on exercising the right to free access to...
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PRESENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN’S PRACTICE OF PROVIDING CITIZENS WITH A FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

05.04.2022
Within the framework of the IPA II project, financed by the EU, in the activity of raising the capacities of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, a two-day online workshop was held with representatives of the European Ombudsman, Mr. Fergal Anthony O’Regan, Ms. Honor Mahoney, Mrs. Teresa...
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INFORMATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE, JOURNALISTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF CIVIL ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS ORGANIZED BY AFAPI AND ADI

01.04.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Democratic Initiative, as part of the USAID Project for Citizen Participation, are organizing informational and educational sessions with young people, journalists, representatives of civil society organizations, and institutions on using the right to free access to public...
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BOJCHEVA: “The good cooperation and partnership with the General Secretariat of the Government is an example of advancing the right of access to public information.”

16.03.2022
The director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, and the Secretary-General, Tanja Kovachev, met today with the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia in charge of good governance policies, Slavica Grkovska. At the meeting, the representatives of the Agency emphasized the...
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THE AGENCY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION IS SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENTING A REORGANIZATION OF THE WORK TASKS PERFORMANCE AND OBLIGATIONS

15.02.2022
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information informs that it has implemented a successful reorganization of the work tasks and obligations, thus aiming to raise the quality of the services provided by the Agency to applicants and holders of public information. In this regard, the Quality Management System...
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INTEGRITY CAMPAIGNS: “FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION” AND “I WANT TO KNOW”

27.01.2022
According to research conducted as part of the Campaign for Integrity in December of last year, citizens’ awareness of their right to free access to publicly available information is growing. In accordance with the Law on Free Access to Public Information, 56% of the respondents believe they have the right to submit a request to...
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PROACTIVE TRANSPARENCY OF INSTITUTIONS FOR MORE EFFICIENT USE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

01.01.2022
“There is a shortage of 536 firefighters in the country, and we have 200 fire engines, most of which are older than 18 years. Furthermore, we have a total of 183 ambulances, of which 77% were donated. These data were obtained through the right of access to public information and were indicated at the public...
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PLAMENKA BOJCHEVA: “TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES IS ONE OF THE CENTRAL POSTULATES IN ESTABLISHING NATIONAL INTEGRITY AND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION”

09.12.2021
Plamenka Bojcheva, director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, delivered a speech at the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, which was held under the slogan “Choose the right direction! Choose integrity!”  During the second session entitled “The State Commission and the Creation of an Integrity System”...
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START OF THE TRAINING FOR OFFICIALS IN CHARGE OF ELECTRONIC PORTALS FOR APPLICANTS AND HOLDERS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

06.12.2021
To facilitate the exercise of the right of access to public information and enhance the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Public Information within the scope of the IPA 2 project “Transparency and Accountability of the Public Administration”, two electronic portals have been developed – one for holders and one for applicants.  Given...
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AN INTERVIEW: “Citizens have the right to public information.”

03.12.2021
“Citizens have the right to know how their money is spent through the budgets of the institutions, as well as to receive other data from various information holders. The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information reacts whenever the institutions do not provide the requested information”. “In the Agency...
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THE INTEGRITY CAMPAIGN

02.12.2021
The Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, attended an event within the Campaign for Integrity and Joint Action in the Fight Against Corruption, Strengthening the Integrity of Institutions and Promoting the Right To Free Access to Public Information And Protection of Whistleblowers. The...
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The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information and the Association for Sustainable Development “Milieukontakt Macedonia” Aarhus Center — Skopje have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation

15.11.2021
Plamenka Bojcheva, director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, and Maja Markovska, director of the Association for Sustainable Development “Milieukontakt Macedonia”, Aarhus Center — Skopje, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. This agreement establishes a long-term partnership between the Agency and the Association to promote the principles...
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THE “INITIATIVE 2020” MEETING

06.10.2021
Plamenka Bojcheva, Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, attended the second meeting of independent bodies for freedom of access to information on the 3-5th of October in Bled, Republic of Slovenia, at the invitation of the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia. Slovenia, Croatia,...
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DIRECTOR BOJCHEVA’S ADDRESS ON THE OCCASION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION

28.09.2021
Plamenka Bojcheva, director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, delivered the following address on the occasion of the International Day for Access to Information on September 28th: “Dear event participants, I’d hereby like to thank you for attending the International Day of Free Access to Public...
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UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION (IDUAI), SEPTEMBER 28TH

28.09.2021
Today, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information marked September 28th as the International Day for Universal Access to Information with a hybrid event. In the presence of selected guests, including Frejk Janmaat – Head of Department at the Delegation of the European Union and Mr. Ljupcho Nikolovski...
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REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF THE PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT THE MUNICIPALITIES, ZELS AND CENTERS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANNING REGIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA AS INFORMATION HOLDERS OBLIGED TO PUBLISH ON THEIR WEBSITES

11.08.2021
Following its competencies, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information monitored 88 holders of information, i.e. the websites of municipalities, the Community of Local Self-Government Units, and the Centers for the Development of Planning Regions, that were published the list of holders of information on the Agency’s website. ...
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SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE AGENCY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SOCIETY AND ADMINISTRATION

21.07.2021
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The Minister of Information Society and Administration, Jeton Shaqiri and the Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. This Memorandum advances the cooperation between the Agency and the Ministry in the field of free access to public information. By...
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“I WANT TO KNOW” — BECAUSE CITIZENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW HOW PUBLIC MONEY IS SPENT

14.07.2021
The director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, gave an interview to the “Observer” portal, which we are transmitting in its entirety. The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information is one of the institutions involved in the...
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INVITATION TO A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN “CHOOSE THE RIGHT DIRECTION — CHOOSE INTEGRITY”

13.07.2021
Today, July 13th, 2021, starting at 11:00 a.m., an online conference will be held to mark the beginning of the integrity campaign, which will present the objectives of raising public awareness for the prevention of corruption, as well as the right of free access to public information and whistleblower protection. The director of the Agency...
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“CHOOSE INTEGRITY” CAMPAIGN

12.07.2021
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information is part of the Choose Integrity / Zgjidh integritetin campaign prepared with the help of the European Union, within the framework of the IPA project “Promoting Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration”. The transparency and integrity of the institutions, on the...
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A SETTLEMENT PROCEDURE WAS IMPLEMENTED AGAINST THE OFFICIALS WHO DID NOT SUBMIT AN ANNUAL REPORT

11.07.2021
The first stage of the misdemeanor procedure initiated against the officials for mediating public information who did not submit an Annual Report on the implementation of the Law on Free Access to public information in 2020 was carried out by the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information over...
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REPORT ON THE EXAMINATION OF PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION THAT PUBLIC ENTERPRISES AND INSTITUTIONS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES ARE OBLIGATED TO PUBLISH ON THE WEBSITES

01.07.2021
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Information of a Public Character, in accordance with its competencies, carried out monitoring of 47 holders, i.e. on the registered websites of public enterprises and institutions, and published on the List of holders of information on the Agency’s website. Nine holders have inactive...
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POLITICAL PARTY OFFICIALS’ TRAINING

16.06.2021
Organized by the International Republican Institute, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information held a two-day training session on the topic: “Increasing transparency and accountability of income and expenses among political parties – application of the Law on Free Access to Information of Public Character” for the political...
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“FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION” TAIEX WORKSHOP

23.04.2021
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information hosted a two-day workshop on the topic: “Free Access to Public Information” within the framework of the established cooperation and with the support of the TAIEX instrument of the European Commission. The workshop was held online on the ZOOM platform, and...
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A DEBATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

14.04.2021
The Center for Civil Communications hosted a discussion on the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Public Information. More than seventy people took part in the debate, which took place on the videoconferencing website Zoom. Three speakers participated in the debate: Eli Chakar from the Ministry of Local Self-Government, Plamenka Bojcheva, director of...
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SIGNING OF A MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE AGENCY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION AND THE GOVERNMENT

12.03.2021
Muhamed Zeqiri, the Secretary General of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Plamenka Bojcheva, the Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The memorandum is part of the activities resulting from the Transparency Strategy and aims to...
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ONLINE DEBATE ON THE ONE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

13.01.2021
On December 1, 2020, the Center for Civic Communications hosted an online debate to discuss how to implement the new Law on Free Access to Public Information. The debate took place on the exact day that marked one year since the 2019 Law went into effect. Thirty-four people, including representatives from the Agency for the...
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ANALYSIS OF THE TRAINING HELD FOR OFFICIAL PERSONS IN 2020

13.01.2021
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has prepared an Analysis of the training held for official persons in the period September-December 2020.  The Analysis is prepared on the basis of the delivered invitations to the officials and their response to the official training invitations. You can familiarize...
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AN EDUCATIONAL VIDEO FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICIALS

10.11.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute and VIDI VAKA, and with financial support from USAID, produced an educational video intended for officials representing the public information holders. The educational video covers the entire legal procedure for implementing the constitutionally guaranteed...
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ONLINE TRAINING FOR THE OFFICIAL PERSONS

22.10.2020
In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information is adapting to the new working conditions and, as of today, is continuing with online training for officials representing the holders of public information rather than training with a physical presence....
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AN ONLINE DISCUSSION ON THE FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

21.10.2020
The Director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, Plamenka Bojcheva, participated in an online debate on “Free Access to Public Information in the Time of Covid-19”. The Independent Union of Journalists and Media Workers organised the discussion in partnership with the Macedonian Media Institute, the Institute...
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ADOPTION OF DECLARATION ON THE COOPERATION OF THE SECOND LEVEL BODIES FOR ACCESS TO INFORMATION 2020

20.10.2020
Representatives of regulatory bodies for access to public information participated in an online conference held today (20 October 2020). The Information Commissioner of Slovenia organized the conference, and it was attended by representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.  The director of the Agency for the Protection of the...
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PROMOTION OF AN EDUCATIONAL VIDEO FOR REQUESTERS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

28.09.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in cooperation with the National Democratic Institute and VIDI VAKA, financially supported by USAID, developed an educational video intended for the information requesters. The instructional video details the complete legal process for executing the constitutionally protected right to access public information....
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MEETING BETWEEN THE AGENCY’S MANAGEMENT AND MINISTER MARICHIC

28.09.2020
Bojan Maricic, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of North Macedonia, received Plamenka Bojcheva and Blerim Iseni, the director and deputy director of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, on September 28, the International Day of Free Access to Information. Several topics concerning the administration of...
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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION

28.09.2020
Today, September 28, is the INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION. On that occasion, under the motto “You have the right to know”, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information informed about the importance of the timely availability of information and the activities undertaken by the Agency...
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INFORMATION ABOUT THE NATIONAL “HOME IS HOME” CAMPAIGN

17.09.2020
At the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism’s website at http://tourismmacedonia.gov.mk/domasiedoma/ you will find information and details regarding the national campaign “Home is home”. The link contains ten promotional videos from tourist destinations in the Republic of North Macedonia in an effort to promote domestic tourism.

TRAINING FOR THE PUBLIC OFFICIALS WHO HAVE RECENTLY BEEN REGISTERED AS HOLDERS OF PUBLIC INFORMATION

17.09.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information held today the first in a series of planned one-day trainings on the topic: “Application of the Law on Free Access to Public Information” (Official Gazette of RSM No. 101/2019), and whose implementation started at the beginning of 2020.  With the...
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IMPORTANT UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

17.09.2020
The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia has prepared a new specialized website where you can get all the necessary official information about the coronavirus in the country. More information on the following link: http://koronavirus.gov.mk 

INFORMATION PERTINENT TO THE OFFICIAL PERSONS TRAINING PROGRAM

22.07.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has prepared a 2020 Training Program for Officials Mediating Public Information.  The program is available for download at the following link: Program-for-training-2020.pdf. 

AGENCY’S EMPLOYEE TRAINING

22.07.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and with the aid of CEFE Macedonia, conducted online training for trainers for the Agency’s employees in the period of July 20 to July 27, 2020. Adapting to the COVID-19 circumstances, the training...
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AN OFFICIAL EMAIL ADDRESS FOR FILING COMPLAINTS

22.07.2020
There is now a designated email address for filing complaints with the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information. Applicants who do not hear back from the Agency within the stipulated time frame or who are dissatisfied with the Agency’s response may file a complaint with the Agency in...
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ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY ON THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2020

21.07.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information prepared a short survey at the end of June to collect original and reliable data on the implementation of the Law on Free Access to Public Information from the beginning of 2020, i.e. from the start of working of the Agency...
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PLAMENKA BOJCHEVA: WE ARE OPEN TO COOPERATION PERTAINING TO THE PROTECTION OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

23.06.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has completed almost 800 backlogged cases from 2018 and 2019, and the handling of complaints by information requesters proceeds regularly within the established legal deadlines, says the Agency’s director, Plamenka Bojcheva, in an interview for “Meta.mk”. In 2020, the Agency received...
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE AGENCY FOR PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT OF FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR 2019

04.06.2020
We would hereby like to inform you that The 2019 Annual Report of the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information is available online at:  http://komspi.mk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/GODISHEN-IZVETAJ-2019-PDF.pdf under the Documents tab.  In addition, the Assembly of the Republic of North Macedonia has been presented with the completed Report for consideration.

GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION

19.04.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has issued Guidelines on the manner of implementation of the Law on Free Access to Public Information. The guidelines are published in the “Official Gazette of RNM” No. 60/2020 and are also posted on the Agency’s website, www.komspi.mk, accessible through the...
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THE AGENCY WILL NOT WORK WITH ITS CLIENTS IN PERSON DURING THE FOLLOWING PERIOD – ELECTRONIC, OR TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION IS PREFERABLE

19.03.2020
In the following period, the Agency for the Protection of Free Access to Public Information will not work in person with its clients, following the recommendations of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Therefore, the Agency asks all entities, legal and physical persons, to implement the protective COVID-19...
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CONCLUSIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA ON THE PREVENTION OF THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

13.03.2020
Conclusions from the 26th regular session of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia on the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus: http://komspi.mk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/T-1-26-sednica.pdf  http://komspi.mk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/T-2-26-sednica.pdf Conclusions from the 25th regular session of the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia on the prevention of the spread of the coronavirus: http://komspi.mk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/T-1.pdf  http://komspi.mk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/T-2.pdf  Conclusions from the...
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MORE THAN 750 BACKLOGGED CASES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED; THE AGENCY IS CURRENTLY DEDICATED TO THE OTHER LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

28.02.2020
Since its establishment on December 26, 2019, as a legal follower of the Commission for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, the Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information has been dedicated to the fulfilment of its legal obligations and tasks. The priority of...
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THE LAW ON FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION WORKSHOP

17.02.2020
The Agency for the Protection of the Right to Free Access to Public Information, in cooperation with the Center for Civil Communications, held a workshop today where issues and dilemmas arising from the new Law on Free Access to Public Information were discussed. The purpose of the workshop was to overcome certain perceived dilemmas and...
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THE AGENCY MANAGEMENT MEETS THE HEAD OF THE OSCE MISSION IN SKOPJE

06.02.2020
The Director of the Agency, Mrs. Plamenka Bojcheva, and the deputy director, Mr. Blerim Iseni, met with a group from the OSCE Mission in Skopje today. The visit was led by the Head of Mission in the country, Ambassador Clemens Koja. The attendees of the meeting discussed the Agency’s leadership’s activities and the results in...
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