On Sunday, September 16th, 2007, training was conducted for 100 applicants in Skopje, who will submit requests to the information holders of central level, by using the right from the Law on free access to information of public character. The goal is to test the implementation of the law during the year 2007. The Macedonian Association of Young Lawyers (MYLA) is the implementing partner of FOSIM in its project activities.
The “transparent” Government is actually the most silent institution in our country. It seems that the Government’s leading position in the top list of isolated institutions is more than deserved. The administration of Nikola Gruevski did not have the courtesy to reply to a single question of the citizens even after a year since practicing the Law on free access to public information! The government departments for culture, health, defense, diplomacy and education cannot be praised for their openness either.
The Foundation Open Society Institute – Macedonia, in cooperation with 14 NGOs, observed the realization of the right on free access to information of public character during the first year of its implementation.
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