Portugal/ 4.2 Specific policy issues and recent debates
4.2.9 Employment policies for the cultural sector
The juridical regime for employment contracts of performing arts professionals was established in 2008. In March 2010, a new law on professional qualifications and pension and welfare arrangements was presented for discussion in the Parliament.
Portugal/ 5.3 Sector specific legislation
5.3.4 Literature and libraries
New Law exempts from VAT books which are given free of charge.
Portugal/ 8.1 Direct and indirect support to artists
8.1.3 Support to professional artists associations or unions
Library professionals argue that a European directive on copyright payments would undermine the vitality of public libraries.