Instead of complying with the request for access to information of public importance in the legally prescribed period and providing the requested information to "Transparency Serbia" organization, the Ministry of Economy delayed the whole process, and then incorrectly showed that the requested information on "Smederevo Ironworks" were protected and therefore could not be delivered. The Ministry also did not allow the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection to inspect the documents requested by "Transparency Serbia", and did not further act on his decision on the submission of the requested data, of which the Commissioner informed the Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman found that not even the certainty of payment of fines that the Ministry of Economy eventually paid in the amount of 200,000 dinars, made this body comply with the law.