The right of access to information and the re-use of information shall be exercised in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (“Narodne Novine”, No. 25/13.).
The aim of the Act is to enable and ensure the realization of the Croatian Constitution guaranteed right of access to information, and to re-use information to natural and legal persons through the openness and public work of public authorities.
The right of access to information based on the principles of transparency and free access, timeliness, completeness and accuracy of the information, the principle of equality, the principle of disposal of information and, in accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, item 5 of the Law “includes the user’s right to seek and receive information, and the obligation of public authorities to provide access to the requested information, or to publish information independently of a request when such disclosure arises from the obligations defined by law or regulation. “
Information, in terms of the said Act (Article 5, paragraph 1, item 3), is “any information held by public authorities in the form of documents, records, files, registry, or in any other form, regardless of the manner in which it is shown (written, drawn, printed, recorded, magnetic, optical, electronic, or other record). “
The right of access to information is realized by submitting an oral or written request to the public authorities. The public authority will decide on the request for information by no later than 15 days after the filing of a proper application.
The written request shall contain:
name and headquarters of the public authorities where the application is submitted,
information that is relevant for identifying the requested information,
name and address of the natural person making the request, the name and the name of the legal person and its seat.
The applicant is not obliged to give reasons for requesting access to information, nor is it required to refer to the application of this Act.
Access to information in proceedings before the public authorities are exempted from administrative and court fees.
Reuse of information, in accordance with Article 5, paragraph 1, item 6 of the Act “means the use of information by public authorities by the natural or legal persons, for commercial or non-commercial purposes other than the original purpose within the public job for which this information is made . The exchange of information between public authorities for carrying out tasks within its mandate does not constitute re-use “.
The public authority is not obliged to ensure the conversion of information from one form to another, or ensure the use of part of the information and has no obligation to renew (update, upgrade, continue to create) certain information for the purpose of reuse.
Against the decision to reject the request for access to information and reuse, the applicant may appeal to the Commissioner for Information, and against the decision of the Commissioner for informing the possibility of filing a lawsuit to the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia.
The request for access to information and reuse information you can submit to The Međimurje County:
in writing to the following address:
Ruđera Boškovića 2
fax: 040 / 374-177
phone: 040 / 374-249
information officer: Slava Kvakan
Medjimurje is entitled to reimbursement of actual costs incurred in providing information to the right of access to information and the re-use of information, as well as the reimbursement of costs to supply this information.
The fee for access to information and reuse information, determined in accordance with the criteria set out in Article 19, paragraph 3 of the Freedom of Information Act.