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Annual Report for the year 2008

On provision of information according to Act No. 106/1999 Coll., on free access to information

Numbers of accepted and settled requests for information

 Received in totalSettled directlyTransferred for settlement
Requests (Section 18 paragraph 1, letter a) 21 21 -
Appeal (Section 18 paragraph 1, letter b) 1 1 -

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter a)

Number of requests made for information: 21
Number of issued decisions on refusal of the requests: 1

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter b)

Number of appeals made against ruling: 1

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter c)

Copy of significant parts of each court judgement in the case of examination of the legality of decision by obliged entity to refuse request for provision of information:

Section 18, paragraph 1, letter d)

Calculation of provided exclusive licences:

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter e)

Number of complaints made according to Article 16a, reasons for their submission and method of settling them: 1

The reason for submitting a complaint of the party requesting information was that his/her questions - as stated - were not answered fully and correctly.

Based on the submitted complaint the head of the President's Office examined the procedure of the obliged entity (Section 16a(6)(a) of Act No. 106/1999 Coll.) and made a decision confirming the procedure of the obliged entity as correct.

Section 18 paragraph 1, letter f)

Further information:

An appeal against the decision of the President's Office dated 11 June 2008 was submitted by the appellor because the President's Office did not accord his/her request in the part where the appellor requested information about how much of the public resources entrusted to the President's Office was spent in total in connection with the legal dispute of the Czech president with a specific probationer.

The head of the President's Office as the appeal authority (Section 16(2), (3) of Act No. 106/1999 Coll.) decided about the appeal against the President's Office by changing the President's Office decision and providing the required information within the extent possible.

The requests for information provision related to the agenda of pardons, the president's foreign trips, foreign visits hosted by the Czech president, court proceedings in which the president or his office are one of the parties, appointing of judges, and written materials archived in the President's Office archive.

In five cases the requests for information were dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Section 14(5)(c) of Act No. 106/1999 Coll., and the requests were deferred.

The procedure was always justified and communicated to the requesting party within the time period as provided by law.

Prague, 19 January 2009

The Annual Report submitted by: Ladislav Jakl, Director of the Political Department of the President's Office
The Annual Report approved by: PhDr. Ing. Jiří Weigl, CSc, Head of the President's Office