Parliament shall inform the public of the work of Parliament and decisions made therein and of all matters subject to discussion and debate.
Draft acts of Parliament or acts of Parliament may be published in full in the public media or as separate publications.
In the interests of informing deputies and the public of its work, Parliament may publish its bulletin and other publications.
The official bulletin of Parliament, Izvješća Hrvatskoga sabora, shall publish:
- overviews of the basic matters subject to discussion and debate at sessions of Parliament,
- individual bills or final drafts of bills and other acts of Parliament,
- individual texts of enacted laws and other legislation and regulations,
- conclusions of Parliament and parliamentary working bodies,
- initiatives, positions and opinions expressed with reference to matters subject to discussion and debate and decision-making in Parliament,
- acts of the President of the Republic,
- brief speeches delivered at sessions of Parliament,
- deputy questions and replies of the Government,
- overviews of the work of the Government,
- a chronicle of the most important events in Parliament, the Office of the President of the Republic and the Government,
- a chronicle of the interparliamentary co-operation of Parliament,
- the biographies of officials elected or appointed by Parliament.
In order to facilitate the comprehensive notification of Parliament and the public of its work, Parliament shall publish its bulletin and other publications, when possible, in electronic and other forms, and make them accessible on the Internet and by audio-visual and multimedia means.
Those documents and materials of Parliament not be made available to the public which, pursuant to special regulations, are declared confidential.
Deputies may not, at sessions, proclaim any of the data from the documents cited in Paragraph (1) hereof.
The methods for handling documents deemed official, military or state secrets shall be governed by a regulation issued by the Secretary of Parliament.
Rules on the public transparency of the work of Parliament and it working bodies shall govern:
- the presence of representatives of civic associations, non-governmental organisations and citizen observers at sessions,
- visits to Parliament by organised groups,
- methods for the audio and visual recording of sessions of Parliament and its working bodies,
- direct radio and television broadcasts during sessions,
- methods for registering domestic and foreign correspondents in Parliament,
- other matters pertaining to the public transparency of the work of Parliament.
The rules from Paragraph (1) hereof shall be published in Narodne novine.
Sessions or individual portions thereof of parliamentary working bodies may be held closed to the public pursuant to a decision of such working body.
Correspondents of the mass media shall be entitled to follow the work of Parliament and its working bodies and inform the public of their work.
Parliamentary working bodies may decide at sessions that correspondents from the mass media may attend sessions even if their discussion on a specific matter is closed to the public. Correspondents of the mass media may only provide that information to the public which is decided upon at the session. The working body may decide at such a session that information on a specific matter may only be released after the end of a specific period.
In order to offer assistance and create conditions conducive to the work of representatives of the press and other forms of media in Parliament, they shall be secured the timely delivery of materials and conditions to follow the work at sessions of Parliament and working bodies, interviews with representatives of sponsors or with officials in Parliament and other contacts with correspondents.
Parliament may issue transcripts of audio recordings on the course of work at sessions of Parliament with materials delivered to deputies for each item of the agenda of a session attached thereto, which shall be the responsibility of the Secretary of Parliament.
In order to make available to the public the most comprehensive and accurate possible information on the results of the work of Parliament and its working bodies, an official release for the press and other forms of media may be issued. Press conferences shall be held on the basis of decisions of the Speaker of Parliament or the Parliamentary Presidency or Parliament.
Press conferences may also be called by parliamentary working bodies based on a decision of that body or the chairperson of that body or the chair of the working body.
Press conferences may also be called by deputy clubs of parliamentary parties.
Work of Parliament during Wartime or Under Conditions of Clear and Present Danger to the Independence and Integrity of the Republic of Croatia