General national economic measures
*small business relief or other financial support
*income support for employees
* income support for freelance workers
*employer social security payment holiday
*loan repayment holiday
*tax returns and or VAT returns suspended/delayed
-Slovenia put in place two economic stimulus packages for a total of €4bn (around 8.4% of GDP.
-Tax deferrals for up to 24 months or tax payments in installments in 24 months.
-Wage subsidies for suspended workers due to closures related to the crisis.
-€600m worth of government guarantees and credit lines for financial support to affected business, especially SMEs.
-Co-financing of social contributions.
-Temporary basic income for the self-employed.
-20% reduction in electricity prices.
-Affected firms and individuals can also obtain loan repayment deferrals for up to 12 months.
More information here.
National measures specific to the music sector or to culture in general
No specific measures for music and/or culture sector.
The government started to ease lockdown measures since the beginning of May. Many public institutions are reopening, among them Ljubljana Castle, museums, galleries, libraries, and shops that are smaller than 400 square meters. Bars and restaurants are serving guests but only outdoor.
Public transports resumed on 11th May. All public events are suspended until further notice.
Measures taken by local collecting society organisations
Collective societies want to establish crisis fund for their members, but need government’s approval.
Other music fund available
Fund for financial support for musicians established by SIGIC (Slovenian Music Information Centre): http://www.sigic.si/?lang=en
Support from online services
No specific support for Slovenia so far. For more initiatives by online services, click here.
Support from national radio and other media
National radio (Val 202) has established #StayHome concerts broadcasted live (3-4 shows per week).
Social media and other campaigns to promote music during the crisis
None so far.
Local programmes supported by EU funds covering music
None so far.
Business and other expected losses
No concrete assessments of losses at the moment.
For more info:
RUNDA - Regionalna udruga nezavisnih diskografa - http://runda.online/contact/