The Government has three conditions under which it will fully subsidize the social security contributions for the employees at various media outlets, television, radio broadcasters, printed media, and Internet portals.

This was stressed at today’s press conference by the Deputy Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs Bujar Osmani and the Minister for Communications, Accountability, and Transparency, Robert Popovski.

The first condition is all media that have lowered the salaries of employees during the crisis will have to return them to the levels they were at before the start of the state of emergency. The second condition is to not have laid off any employee due to the crisis and the third is to have at least three full-time employees.

The media subsidy beneficiaries mustn’t lay off any employee during the period when they will be subsidized i.e not to lay off any employee at least not in the next three months.

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