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Slovenia on the Path to Proactive Transparency

  • Polonca KovačEmail author
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Part of the Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Abstract

Access to information is guaranteed in Slovenia by the Freedom of Information Act adopted in 2003, which determines a broad scope of public information, the entities that are bound by law to disclose public information, including publicly owned companies, and ensures the right to information to any interested applicant. Furthermore, the reuse of information and proactive measures are regulated and implemented by the coordinating body, that is, the Ministry of Public Administration. The proceedings are conducted in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act. The article addresses the respective provisions implemented in the practice of public bodies, the appeal procedures of the Information Commissioner, and the case law in Slovenia. Finally, an overall assessment is given based on normative analysis, a comparative review, statistical data, case studies, and in-depth interviews. The results reveal a rather high level of transparency; however, there is still an implementation gap.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of AdministrationUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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