Free access to Bulgarian legislation

The Bulgarian Parliament is now hearing a draft  law which stipulates that the Bulgarian State Gazette shall be published on the Internet. For the time being,  the State Gazette is published only on a hard copy which costs 0,80 Lev (approx. 0,40 EUR) per copy. The above fact is in collision with a principle stipulated in the Bulgarian Constitution: each Bulgarian citizen has the right to access state information in case not explicitly marked as classified.

Presently there are few companies which take advantage of the fact that State Gazette is not published online. They offer software applications which provide digitized copy of  all Bulgarian laws and thus making profit from information that should be public domain.

In case the draft law becomes law, each Bulgarian citizen will have free online access to the Bulgarian legislative database.

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