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Montenegro

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Parliament

Openness and transparency

Information about access to parliamentary documents, parliament’s reporting to the public, parliament’s relation to Freedom of Information laws, and lobbying.

Parliamentary documents

The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance The agendas of plenary meetings are published online in advance.
The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance The agendas of committee meetings are published online in advance.
Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site Results of votes on draft legislation are published on the parliamentary web site.
Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website Draft legislation is published on the parliamentary website.
Citizens can submit comments on draft legislation on the parliamentary web site

Annual reporting by parliament

Parliament publishes an annual report on its activities
The annual report is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes
Parliament publishes the parliamentary budget
Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public Level of detail of the parliamentary budget made available to the public: Only the total amount; A summary of the main elements; The complete budget
The complete budget
The parliamentary budget is available on the parliamentary web site
Yes

Access to parliament

Plenary meetings are open to the public
Notes
According to Article 211 of the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament the work of the Parliament and its committees is public. The sitting of the Parliament and Committee meetings are closed to the public when considering an act or material which is classified as confidential in accordance with the law regulating the field of data secrecy.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
According to Article 211 of the Rules of Procedure of the Parliament the work of the Parliament and its committees is public. The sitting of the Parliament and Committee meetings are closed to the public when considering an act or material which is classified as confidential in accordance with the law regulating the field of data secrecy.
There is a dedicated channel for broadcasting parliamentary meetings A dedicated channel is one that is mainly about parliament, and is accessible free of charge to the general public. The channel might be owned by Parliament or a public or private company. Dedicated channels may be broadcast by parliament, government, or another broadcaster. They may be carried on television, radio or the Internet (webcasting).
Media used for the dedicated channel
TV
Radio
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings

Freedom of information

There is a freedom of information law in the country
Yes
Parliament is subject to the freedom of information law
Parliament has an office/division dedicated to FOI requests
Yes
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
According to Article 14 of the Law on Free Access to Information the public authority may restrict access to information or a part thereof if that is in the interest of the following: 1 ) protection of privacy from disclosure of data envisaged by the law governing the protection of personal data, with exceptions; 2 ) security, defence, foreign, monetary and economic policy of Montenegro, in accordance with the laws regulating the field of data secrecy, which are classified as confidential; 3 ) prevention of investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses, for protection from disclosure of data relating to a series of items; 4 ) performance of official duties, in order to protect from disclosure information relating to specific areas; 5 ) protection of trade and other economic interests from disclosure of data relating to the protection of competition and trade secrets in connection with intellectual property rights.

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
Source
Lobbying Law
There is a register of accredited lobbyists