3-5 QERSHOR 2024



  • Any person enjoys the right to access public information, not being subject to explain the motives.
  • Any person shall be entitled to access the public information, either through the original document or receiving copies in the form or format enabling full access to the document contents.
  • The application for information shall be made in writing and shall be submitted in person, per post or e-mail, providing accurately the identity and signature of the applicant. The application for information shall contain:
  1. Name and surname of the applicant;
  2. Postal or electronic address where the information shall be sent to;
  3. Description of the information applied for;
  4. Format that the information is preferred to be obtained;
  5. Any data that the applicant deems could facilitate the identification of the information applied for
  • Every person shall, where deemed that the rights provided for in this law have been violated, be entitled to file a complaint administratively with the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data, in compliance with this law and the Code of Administrative Procedures.
  • The administrative complaint with the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data shall be filed within 30 working days since the day when:
  1.  The complainant received the notification about the refusal of access to information;
  2. The deadline provided for in this law for making this information available has expired.
  • The public sector body shall process the application for information through making available the information applied for as soon as possible, however not later than 10 days since the day of its submission, unless a specific law provides for differently.
  • Where the public authority being addressed by the application for information is not clear about the contents and the nature of the request, it shall immediately, and under no circumstances later than 48 hours since the date of submission of the application.
  • Where after examining the application the public sector body finds out that it does not possess the required information, it shall, no later than 10 calendar days since the date of submission of the application, send it to the competent authority, simultaneously informing also the applicant.
  • The services of the public administration are free of charge. Making information available may occur against a charge, set out and made public in advance by the public sector body in its internet site and in the premises of the public reception.
  • The citizens registered appropriately in the social aid schemes as well as the beneficiary entities shall, in accordance with the Law no 10 039, dated 22/12/2008 “On legal aid”, as amended, obtain the information free of charge up to a certain number of pages for every application and in the equivalent value as long as the information is provided in another format.
  • The right to information may be restricted only under circumstances provided for in article 17 of the Law No. 119/2014 “On right to information”.