Training meeting regarding the obligations stipulated by Law on "Freedom of Information"
Tirana, 17 March 2015
The representative of ASCS, Mr. Alkent Shehaj attended a training meeting, organized by the Commissioner for Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Data, together with the Open Society Foundation for Albania, which was developed with about 200 representatives of central state and their subordinate institutions. The aim of this meeting was to train and clarify the participants on the obligations stipulated by the Law on "Freedom of Information".
In his opening speech, the Commissioner Mr. Dervishi, stressed the importance of the implementation of the Law on "Freedom of Information", in the framework of public administration transparency to citizens.
The Commissioner recalled to all the representatives of public authorities present in the meeting that, even after several months of the Law adoption, many of the obligations stipulated by it, are still, unimplemented. "We have not given administrative sanctions, so far, even though the Law obliges us to do so, but we are guided by the principle that the goal of the law is not the establishment of sanctions, but its implementation. To date, it has been held as the responsibility of the Commissioner, but from tomorrow and on, we will share it together."