Control of politicians
— #7 Request of a meeting with a politician by email
Any meeting with a politician should be requested in advance by e-mail.* The purpose of the meeting and the person who is to attend the meeting shall be stated in the subject of the e-mail. If the politician confirms the meeting, he/she should publish it (subject and the persons attending) in the public electronic diary before the meeting takes place.
* It is not necessary to disclose internal meetings and communication, for example, a minister should not disclose meetings and communication with the employees of the ministry or with the members of his party. The precise definition of an internal meeting and communication would be specified.
If any meeting between a politician and a person external to the political or internal working environment had to be requested in advance by an email and published in the electronic public diary, a number o meetings between politicians and political entrepreneurs would have never taken place since political entrepreneurs would be afraid of being disclosed.
- OECD: The 10 Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying, 2013, principles 5, 6 and 9
- Information about a further action in the area of lobbying regulation in the Czech Republic and principles for the proposal of an Act on lobbying
- Fadrný, M., Kraus L., Principles of the reform in the area of lobbying regulation, Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic – Environmental Law Service, p. 11
- Conclusions of the expert tables on lobbying, Respect Institute - Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic - Lenka Andrýsová, 2011, p. 2 and 12
- Vondráček, O., Havrda, M., 21 recipes – Anti-corruption cookbook, Recipe 2: Monitoring of lobbied politicians through public electronic diary, December 2013
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