Legal regulation of the principle of transparency in the budgetary process of the Republic of Poland
The article describes the organizational and legal foundation of the principle of budget transparency in Poland. The study considers the legal basis for access to information about the activities of public authorities and the legal foundation of the principle of transparency of the budgetary process in the Republic of Poland. The main instruments for achievement of transparency of all operations with public funds such as budget classification, the cash servicing of budget implementation, budget accounting and reporting are analysed. While attempting to describe the aforementioned matters, the author proposes a definition of the term “budget transparency”.
The issue is devoted to the problematic aspects of legal support and the functioning of the CATE regime, such as: 1) the absence of a clear distinction of powers of the Russian Federation, regions and municipalities related to the ensuring CATE’s life; 2) financial dependence on CATE of the Federal Center; 3) issues connected with the business and investments in CATE. The authors identify several improvements in the legal regulation of the regime.
The EGOSE 2015 aims to address the main issues of concern within the Information Society, e-government, e-governance, and e-democracy. The Conference provides a platform for networking and collaboration of eGovernance experts in the Eurasian area.
The article is aimed at researching and finding gaps in the state regulation of information support for the attraction of foreign investments. In addition, the issue of foreign investors' access to information is examined.
The article discusses the problems associated with providing public access to court decisions. The author analyzes the existed until 2010 and existing at the moment ways to access to the court acts. Particular attention is paid to issues relating to the list of published court decisions, ways to protect confidential information, contained in judicial decisions, as well as moment of the publication of these documents. Based on this analysis the author formulates proposals for changing the order of access to judicial decisions.
In the article authors present new Open Government Evaluation Model for Russian federal authorities. The Model describes three stages of openness assessment: authority self- assessment, experts' and citizens' assessment. The core of the Framework is three stages evolutionary approach to ten universal open government mechanisms and tools. Their evolution is three dimensional: legal, managerial and technological. International government effectiveness assessment ratings are considered as well from the perspective of openness measurement. Authors describe examples of openness mechanisms and tools usage by Russian federal authorities and with this formulate future trends of open government development in Russia
The article discusses some issues related to access to information about the bodies of judicial community and their activities. The author analyzes the regulations to ensure the openness of specified information. Particular attention is paid to issues of access to information on activity of the qualifying boards ofjudges on the formation ofthe judiciary. Basing on this analysis the author formulates proposals for changing the order of access to information about the bodies of judicial community and their activities.
Accountability and transparency are important elements in ensuring that the G20 is delivering on its commitments, but few formal mechanisms exist for holding member countries answerable for their decisions and the subsequent effects.