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LAWMAKERS VOTE TO SET UP CENTRAL PUBLIC DATA REGISTRY

 

Lawmakers voted on Tuesday to establish a Central Information Public Data Registry of key budget data of central and local government institutions accessible to the general public. The draft amendment was submitted by the government with the aim of reaching an agreement with the European Commission over rule-of-law issues. The registry will contain key budget data of central and local government institutions and minority self-governments. The legislation also modifies rules to streamline legal procedures in cases where the provision of public information is contested. The law was passed with 128 votes in favour, 23 against and 12 abstentions.