Access to EU documents
Slovenia is a member of the European Union since May 2004 and therefore our citizens can also demand access to public information from European parliament, European Commission and Council of Europe.
Legal basis for access to "European" public information are the following documents:
- 2001/264/EC: Council Decision of 19 March 2001 adopting the Council's security regulations
- The Commission's provisions on security
- Directive on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (95/46/EC)
If you wish to gain access to public documents which are in the possesion of European Parliament you can find detailed guidelines and relevant addresses for submitting the demand here.
Other relevant documents and web pages:
- Guidelines for access to information for all European institutions
- Search link for European Parliament documents
- access to Council of Europe documents
- access to European Commission documents
- access to European Ombudsman documents
- access to Council of European Union documents
Basic backround for access to EU documents can be found in the Treaty of EC and in the Treaty of EU.
Check also EU Charter of Fundamental Human Rights (Article 42).