17 October 2013: Bulgaria´s National Assembly starts webcasting

National Assembly to start live webcasting of parliamentary committees’ meetings on its Internet site

Bulgaria's National Assembly

Bulgaria’s National Assembly

As of today, 17 October 2013, the National Assembly is starting direct web streaming of the meetings of the parliamentary committees on its Internet site. The first meeting that could be watched is the one of the Budget and Finance Committee. It stars at 14.30 h. and may be followed at the parliament’s website, under the “Video” section.

The administration of the parliament has equipped 3 rooms from where direct broadcast of the meetings of the parliamentary committees could be carried out. The lawmakers have stipulated in the Rules of Organization and Procedure of the National Assembly that meetings of the committees could be broadcast in real time if the committees so decide.

The initiative is part of the consistent efforts of the 42nd National Assembly to open to the public the legislative process and the scrutiny of the executive power, as well as the oversight over other state institutions. It aims to provide Bulgarian citizens with the opportunity to follow the overall activity of the Republic of Bulgaria’s legislature. The plenary sittings of the National Assembly are webstreamed since January 2010.

Watch the Plenary Sittings of the National Assembly in Bulgaria.

Sittings are held on Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 – 14:00 (OBS! Bulgarian time). The duration of the sittings could be extended by decision of the National Assembly.

There is also an Archive with filmed material from the Plenary Sittings from 2010 up till now.

The Bulgarian Parliament have four RRS-feed, so you can keep up date with:



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