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Factsheet for measure SI-2021-28/1946 – measures in Slovenia
|Country||Slovenia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 07 July 2021 – 31 December 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Maja Breznik (University of Ljubljana) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||11 July 2021 (updated 14 July 2021)|
On 7 July 2021, the Parliament adopted the ninth COVID-19 law (ZIUPGT). It aims at supporting the economy affected by the pandemic due to confinement measures that prevented companies from operating their economic activity or a specific and severable part of their activity. Apart from a set of measures to sustain the sectors most hit by the pandemic – read more on the Eurofound website, Case SI-2020-18/908 –, this measure addresses the film and audiovisual industry specifically.
The measure gives special support to film and audiovisual producers. Reimbursements may cover 25% of direct costs for film production incurred between July and December 2021. However, not eligible are expenses for legal help, representation, producer’s provision and purchase of basic equipment. The measure also excludes marketing and economic propaganda.
Beneficiaries must comply with the following rules:
Funding decisions must be made for each film or audiovisual work separately.
The Ministry of Culture administers the measure and is assigned the task to issue detailed rules on eligibility criteria and eligible costs. Funds will be distributed via a public call taking into account the ‘cultural meaning’ of the work ‘for Slovenia or the other EU Member States,’ participation of Slovenian creators and the utilization of Slovenian production and postproduction facilities.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The ninth COVID-19 law was adopted without the Economic and Social Council (ESS) involvement. Trade unions left ESS on 14 May 2021, accusing the government of breaching the rules on tripartite social dialogue and sending laws to the parliament without prior negotiations in ESS. Apart from procedural breaches, tax reform was one of the content-related issues which drove trade unions into conflict with the government. They oppose the introduction of the social security cap and other ‘tax gifts’ on the ground that tax cuts would generate a hole in tax revenues and jeopardize social services. They announced the escalation of social conflicts in the following months.
Employer organizations proposed a one-time grant for all companies, partially or fully prevented from operating their economic activities due to confinement measures. Their proposal was not accepted. Not accepted were also their proposals to extent temporary layoff scheme (see [Eurofound website, Case SI-2020-11/436] (https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2020-11_436.html)) and a €50 reimbursement of the minimum wage (see [Eurofound website, Case SI-2021-1/1781] (https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2021-1_1781.html) until 31 December 2021.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|J - Information And Communication||J59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Help for film and audiovisual industry, measure SI-2021-28/1946 (measures in Slovenia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/SI-2021-28_1946.html
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