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Assembly of the Republic

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
Article 2 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia ARTICLE 2 (1)THE SESSIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE WORKING BODIES SHALL BE OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC. (2)THE ASSEMBLY MAY DECIDE TO WORK WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC, UNDER CONDITIONS DETERMINED WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND THESE RULES OF PROCEDURES.
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Article 2 of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia ARTICLE 2 (1)THE SESSIONS OF THE ASSEMBLY AND THE WORKING BODIES SHALL BE OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC. (2)THE ASSEMBLY MAY DECIDE TO WORK WITHOUT THE PRESENCE OF THE PUBLIC, UNDER CONDITIONS DETERMINED WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND THESE RULES OF PROCEDURES.
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
Webcast
Meetings broadcast on the dedicated channel
Plenary sittings
Committee meetings

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 the Law on free access to public information, the following information are exempt: information which according to a law represents a classified information with a certain degree of secrecy; personal data which revealing would represent damage to the protection of private information; information on the archival working which has been determined as confidential; information who’s issuing would represent damage to the confidentiality of the tax procedure; information obtained or constructed for aims of investigation, criminal or infringement procedure, executive and civil procedure, and which issuing would have harmful consequences for the process of the procedure; information concerning commercial and other economic interests, including the interests of the monetary and fiscal politics and which issuing would have harmful consequences in the fulfillment of the function; information from a document which is still in preparation procedure and is still in process of harmonization by the holder of information, and which issuing would generate misunderstanding of the content; information on protection of the environment, which is not available to the public on reasons of protection of the people’s health and of the environment; information that endangers the rights to industrial or intellectual property (patent, model, scheme, production and service stamp, feature for the origin of the product).

Lobbying

There are rules about the activities of lobbyists in parliament
Source
Law on Lobbying
There is a register of accredited lobbyists
The register of accredited lobbyists is available on the parliamentary web site
No