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Andorra

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General Council

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
No
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
Members of the public attending sessions of Parliament are required to remain silent and orderly, and are not authorized to express approval or disagreement. The Speaker can order the immediate expulsion of visitors unwilling to remain silent. In the case of disruptions, the speaker can expel the public from the chamber. Any individual causing serious disruptions in the premises of Parliament is immediately expelled. In addition, on the initiative of the Parliament’s steering committee, two parliamentary groups or a quarter of the Parliament’s membership, the Parliament can agree by an absolute majority of its members to hold a plenary meeting of the Parliament in closed session.
Notes
Committee meetings held to prepare reports for submission to the plenary are not conducted in public.
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
No
Categories of Information that are exempt from disclosure Certain categories of information may be exempt from disclosure
La liberté d'information est reconnue à la constitution andorrane comme un droit fondamental de la personne et il est directement applicable et s'impose immédiatement aux pouvoirs publics. Son contenu ne peut être limité par la loi ni et les tribunaux en assurent la protection. Son contenu seulement est limité par les autres droits et libertés fondamentaux reconnus à la Constitution.

Lobbying

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