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Law No. 2690/1999, Ratification of the Administrative Procedure Code and other regulations


Official Gazette A 45/9.3.1999

Ratification of the Administrative Procedure Code and other regulations.

***According to article 7 of Order No. 36808/1026/18.6.2204 issued by the Minister of Transport & Communications(Official Gazette B 970 29.6.2004) “Regulation of Hearingsin The National Telecommunicationsand Post Commission (EETT) on issuesregarding the provision of postal services, aswell asdefinition of the investigation proceduresor other control measuresfrom the same authority for the ascertainment of infringementsof L. 2668/1998”, “Since different regulationsare not provided in the standing legislation, aswell asin the present Regulation, the hearingsprocedure isheld according to the Administrative Procedure Code (L. 2690/1999)

Article 5

Accessto documents

  1. Any interested party hasthe right of accessto the administrative documents, further to the submission of a written application. Administrative documentsare determined asdocumentscompiled by public services, such asreports, studies, minutes, statistics, circular regulations, answersby the Administration, consultations(dicta) and decisions.
  2. Anyone who hasa special legal interest isentitled to be informed on the private documentsretained in public servicesand relevant to hispending or dispatched case, further to a written application.
    1. The right described in the aforementioned paragraphsisnot valid in casesthe document concernsthe private or family life of a third party, or when the secrecy prescribed by special provisionsisviolated. The competent administrative authority can reject the provision of thisright, if the document isreferring to hearingsof the Council of Ministers, or when the provision of thisright may substantially encumber the investigation of judicial, “administrative”, police or military authorities, regarding criminal actsor administrative infringements.
    2. [Asthe word “administrativeamended in par. 3 with par. 2 of art. 8 L.2880/2001, Official Gazette Α 9/30.1.2001.]
  3. The right of par. 1 and 2 isexercised by: a) studying the document in the service facilities, or b) providing a copy, unlessitsreproduction can damage the original. The applicant assumesall pertinent reproduction expenses, unlessotherwise provided by law. Regarding medical information, these are notified to the applicant by meansof a doctor, who isspecially appointed for thispurpose.
  4. The exercise of the right pursuant to par. 1 and 2 iscompleted without any prejudice to the copyright or industrial property rights.
  5. The time period given for the provision of documentsaccording to paragraphs1 and 2 or for the justified rejection of the citizen’srelevant application istwenty (20) days.

Aspar. 6 wassubstituted asabove by par. 2 of article 11 of L. 32230/2004