10 April 2020 – Salaries including social security offered to artists

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Media/Arts/Culture
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Labour and Social Politics

Overview: Bulgarian artists whose monthly incomes were below BGN 1000 (EUR 500) in 2019 will receive one minimum salary, including the social security contributions, in the months during the state of emergency and the month after its end. The measure concerns people from the so-called free sector, where many Bulgarian artists, painters, dancers, musicians and literary men are employed. According to the government assessment, nearly 1,200 people who are currently unable to work for objective reasons will benefit from this support.
Full details here: http://mc.government.bg/newsn.php?n=7165&ny=2020&nm=4

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat