During the closed section of the government session, the government forwarded a decision to parliamentary procedure to replace the director of the Agency for the Protection of Personal Data, Ante Rajkovac and his deputy Dubravka Dolenc.
The Croatian government on Monday presented the central web portal "e-savjetovanja" (e-counselling) enabling citizens to take active part in law making.
After the High Administrative Court had allowed the Croatian Government to continue hiding the amount that was paid to American law firm Patton Boggs LLP for the defense of Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač in the appellate procedure before the International Tribunal in the Hague, GONG has filed a constitutional complaint challenging the High Administrative Court's ruling, as citizens have the right to know how budgetary funds are spent.
Imagine an online one stop shop containing all of the Government’s publicly available data, providing visualizations of datasets that are crucial to transparency, such as the structural organization of every governmental department, and serving as a showcase of excellent applications made by citizens themselves using public data. In addition, this website contains additional information on the Government’s transparency program and enables citizens to comment upon and share information on the Government’s data and the ways it is used.
In only 2 out of 20 countries analysed is it possible to know who really owns the media and in 10 out of 20 countries not even the media regulators know who really owns the print media and for online media this figure drops to 6. So Access Info Europe is opening for signature the Ten Recommendations on Transparency of Media Ownership.
Can you imagine public websites providing citizens with the data on every outlay by every ministry, state office or agency, who authorized what payment, when staff salaries were paid and what they amounted to, or how official credit cards are charged? Can
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This is why open data should be on the agenda daily and not only on the occasion of the International Open Data Day, February 21 – The Civic Innovations Weekend. The Open Data Day is celebrated through activities by the CodeAcross organization, including a discussion on improving existing future databases in
Although the inhabitants of Rijeka can boast living in the most transparent city in Croatia, with the Varaždin county in the lead among the twenty counties and Belica taking the first place among municipalities, on the whole, every third citizen of Croatia lives “in the dark” – show the results of the LOTUS openness and accountability research. The research was carried out for the third time by GONG and the Association of Cities in Croatia, lasting from late June to early October 2014 and encompassing all 576 local and regional self-government units in Croatia.
Open Government is very likely to be democracy’s next milestone, writes Albero Abella in his blog for opengovernmentship.org
Croatian President Ivo Josipovic said on Wednesday the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative opened the door to a new and different democracy in which the public was more involved in decision-making and had greater expectations of those in power.
Access Info Europe has welcomed the decision  by the European Parliament to bring greater transparency to its decision making by recording and publishing records of final voting in committee. Previously most committee votes were taken by a simple show of hands and were not recorded.