Pursuant to Law No. 119/2014 “On the Right to Information”:

  • Every person enjoys the right of access to public information without having to explain his motives.
  • Every person has the right to be acquainted with public information, through the original document or by obtaining a copy of it in the form or format that enables full access to the content of the document.
  • The request for information is made in writing and sent by hand, by mail or e-mail, presenting the exact identity of the applicant and his signature. The request for information must contain:
    • name and surname of the applicant,
    • the postal or electronic address where the information is requested to be sent,
    • description of the information required,
    • the format in which the information is preferred,
    • any data that the applicant deems may assist in identifying the information requested.
  • Every person, when he / she considers that his / her rights provided by this law have been violated, has the right to complain administratively to the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Personal Data Protection, in accordance with this law and the Code of Administrative Procedures.
  • The administrative complaint to the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Personal Data Protection is made within 30 working days from the day when:
    • the complainant has received notice of the rejection of the information;
    • the deadline provided in this law for providing information has passed.
  • The request for information is handled by the Public Authority as soon as possible, but not later than 10 working days from the day of its submission, unless otherwise provided by special law.
  • When the request is unclear regarding its content and nature, the Public Authority immediately contacts the person to make the necessary clarifications, but always no later than 48 hours from the date of submission of the request.
  • If after reviewing the request the public authority finds that it does not have the requested information, it, no later than 10 calendar days from the date of submission of the request, sends it to the competent authority, notifying the applicant.
  • Public administration services are free of charge. Disclosure of information may be for a fee, pre-determined and made public by the public authority on its website and in public reception facilities.
  • Citizens regularly registered in social assistance schemes, as well as beneficiaries, according to law no. 10 039, dated 22.12.2008 “On legal aid”, as amended, benefit from the free information up to a certain number of pages for each request or the equivalent value when the information is provided in another format.
  • The right to information is limited only according to the cases provided in Article 17 of Law no. 119/2014 “On the right to information”.