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ECHR's Precedential Decision: Freedom of Information v. Personal Data Protection

The judgement highlighted that the court well internalizes that member states are granted margin of appreciation when balancing the interests of personal data protection and freedom of information. Nevertheless, when the case concerns information of high public interest the court is of the opinion that the member states should take into consideration the importance of public scrutiny and make such information available for the wider public.

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Evaluation of the Extent and Quality of the Public-Private Dialogue (PPD)

IDFI publishes the vizualizatiion “ Evaluation of the Extent and Quality of the Public-Private Dialogue (PPD)”.

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IDFI's Workshop on Dialogue between the Public and Private Sectors

IDFI and USAID program Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G) held a workshop titled Dialogue Between the Public and Private Sectors. Attendees included employees of the Georgian Parliament, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Economy that are responsible for drafting legislative proposals.

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First Evaluation Report on the Assessment of Extent and Quality of Public Private Dialogue (2014-2016)

The results of the first annual study show that, as expected, effective PPDs are more of an exception, than a rule in Georgia. By revealing the most successful cases of quality PPD in Georgia, our project team hopes to emphasize the positive impact of effective consultation during early stages of the policy-making process, and thus promote more inclusive decision-making at all stages of governance

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Terms of the Public Service Law are Being Violated

IDFI calls on the Georgian government to transfer normative acts required by Article 126 of the new law to the Parliament within the legally established deadline.

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IDFI Hosted a Public Procurement Workshop with Eastern Partnership Countries

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information hosted a two-day workshop with the involvement of Eastern Partnership member countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Georgia).

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New Leader of the Global Right to Information Rating (RTI) – Mexico

Mexico's Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information has been updated to expand the list of public servants responsible for providing access to public information and increase the amount of information available on government websites. This law defines electronic platforms as the primary means of providing access to information, which enables simpler storage, disclosure and sorting of data, in full compliance with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles.

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Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia Calls on the Georgian Government to Elaborate a Clear Policy on Russia

All calls for efforts to create or strengthen formats of bilateral talks with Russia, which diminish the importance of the Geneva format and have a vague mandate, are detrimental to Georgia’s national interests. These efforts only complicate matters by creating a false perception of the situation from the side of our partners and only serve the interests of the occupying state.

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Parliamentary Election Results - Challenges of Democratic Development in Georgia

Gaining constitutional majority would mean not only that the ruling party would have the ability to amend the country’s highest law on any issue single-handedly and without real consensus, but also that it would be under heavy responsibility to fulfill all of its pre-election promises at any cost.

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Strengthening the System of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia

The programme contributes to UNDPs overall programme aim to establish the Georgian Parliament as a credible institution with a greater role in national policy-making and European integration.

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