Anti-doping center

Access to public information

Explanation for natural and legal persons

The Anti-Doping Centre’s procedure and manner of giving access to public information are in line with the main principles and provisions of the Access to Public Information Act.

Please note that the provisions of the Access to Public Information Act do not apply to information, which is obtainable in the course of provision of administrative services to citizens and legal entities or kept with the National Archives of the Republic of Bulgaria. This website has a specific section dedicated to the administrative services of the Anti-Doping Centre and the provision thereof.

Applications for access to the public information generated and stored by the Anti-Doping Centre may be submitted by any citizen or legal entity. Applications for access to public information (hereinafter referred to as ‘applications’) may be submitted verbally or in writing.

Verbal applications will be responded to by the Executive Director of the Anti-Doping Centre, Dr. Violeta Zarkova (Tel. +359 2 962 51 40, +359 2 962 56 35).

Written applications may be submitted:

• by mail at: Anti-Doping Centre, 1 Nikola Gabrovski Str., 1172 Sofia, Bulgaria;

• by email at: anti-doping.centre@anti-doping.government.bg;

• at the Anti-Doping Centre’s Register Office (Anti-Doping Centre, 1 Nikola Gabrovski Str., 1172 Sofia, Bulgaria) from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every workday.

In order to be considered, an application must contain the following information:

• full name, or respectively the business name and the seat of the applicant;

• description of the information requested;

• preferred form of access to the requested information;

• address for correspondence with the applicant.

Persons with impaired sight, hearing or speech are entitled to request access in a form that corresponds to their ability to communicate.

Forms for granting of access to public information

Access to public information will be granted in the following forms:

• examination of the information (original or copy) at the Anti-Doping Centre;

• verbal explanation;

• paper copy;

• copy on a technical device.

Persons with impaired sight, hearing or speech are entitled to request access in a form that corresponds to their ability to communicate.

Decisions under Article 28, Paragraph 2, of the Access to Public Information Act

Decisions under Article 28, Paragraph 2, of the Access to Public Information Act, by which access to public information is granted, will be handed over to the applicant (or to a person authorized in writing by the applicant) against his/her signature or sent by registered mail with return receipt. Such decisions must state:

• the time within which access to the requested public information is available (no less than 30 days of the date of receipt of the decision);

• the costs for granting access to the requested public information;

• how the access will be granted, including the location where the requested information will be disclosed and the record under Article 35, Paragraph 5 of the Access to Public Information Act will be signed (in case of on-site disclosure of the requested information) or a warning that the Anti-Doping Centre will not be held accountable for any loss of mailed documentation (in case of disclosure by mail);

• that failure by the applicant to arrive at the location within 30 days of receipt of the decision or to cover the cost of access to public information, will be regarded as a refusal to access the information;

• telephone number for information.

Cost of access to public information

Access to public information will be granted following provision of a payment document for the cost of the access, which must be in accordance with Order No. 10/10.01.2001 of the Minister of Finance. Order No. 10 of January 10, 2011 of the Minister of Finance is available in this section of the Anti-Doping Centre’s website. The cost may be paid by bank transfer or at the Anti-Doping Centre’s pay desk.

Documents for access to public information

The following sample documents for access to public information have been approved by Order RD-26 of October 5, 2011 of the Executive Director of the Anti-Doping Centre:

• application for access to public information (this is a sample document; applications which differ from it but contain the requisites of Article 25, Paragraph 1, Items 1, 2 and 4 of the Access to Public Information Act will not be rejected);

• record for provision of access to public information.



List under Art. 15 a, para. 3 of APIA (up to date as of March 15 2021)
Annual Report on APIA work for 2020.
List under Art. 15 a, para. 3 of the APIA (up to date on February 2020)
Model application and request
Information on access applications provided more than three times
Internal APIA rules with application
Annual Work Statement of APIA for 2019.
Annual Work Statement of APIA for 2018.
List under Art. 15 a, para. 3 of the APIA (up to date to February 2018)
Annual Report on Work on APIA for 2017
List under Art. 15 a, para. 3 of the APIA (up to date to February 2017)
Annual Report on Working by APIA for 2016
Annual Statement of Work on APIA for 2015
Annual Report on Work on APIA for 2014
Annual Statement of Work by APIA for 2013
Annual Statement of Work on APIA for 2012
Annual Report on Working by APIA for 2011
Annual Report on APIA work for 2010
Order No MF-1472 of 29 November 2011 of the Ministry of Finance
Law on Access to Public Information (APIA)