Croatia

Croatian 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
Committee meetings are open to the public
Notes
Committee meetings are closed only if discussing objects or documents subject to the confidentiality law. This is not common, and usually applies only to the Defence Committee and the Committee on Domestic Policy and National Security. For example, if the information subject has been classified by a degree of secrecy, pursuant to the act governing classified information; if information has been restricted pursuant to international treaties, or pertains to information arising in procedures of concluding or acceding to international agreements or negotiations with other countries or international organisations, until the completion of such proceeding, or pertains to information arising in the area of diplomatic relations; or in other cases specified by law.
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
2013 Right of Access to Information Act (Official Gazette No. 25/13) and the 2015 Amendments (Official Gazette No. 85/15)
Article 15 notes any exemptions or restrictions. Provisions of Act do not apply to parties in court, administrative and other legally based proceedings, who are granted access to information by the force of legal regulations; to information subject to confidentiality obligations, pursuant to the act governing the security and intelligence system of the Republic of Croatia; or to classified information held by international organizations or other countries, and classified information of public authority bodies, originating or exchanged within the framework of cooperation with international organizations or other countries.

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Lobbying

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