General laws and regulations that influence culture and cultural policy are numerous and include the Labour Law, Associations’ Law, Tax and Custom Regulations, Law on NGO’s and Foundations, Anti-trust Laws, Law on the Implementation of the State Budget etc. They also include laws that regulate the organisation and work of public administration bodies and units of local administration and self-government. Collective agreements in the state and public sector also have to be taken into account as well as the sectorial specific agreements and other related regulations. It has to be noted that there is a tendency of frequent change in regulations and especially in adequate implementation of said regulation.
The Law on Import, Circulation and Distribution of Foreign Printed Material, Foreign Films and Information Activities regulates the means of import, circulation and distribution of foreign printed materials and films, foreign information agencies, accreditation of foreign journalists etc. The main authority for foreign correspondents is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign countries and international organisations can establish information agencies but only based on bilateral agreement. Foreign TV crews that stay less than 30 days will need permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to do so. Foreign companies will not have the right to make surveys or inquires of any kind.
The Law on Estimation (2010, amended 2012) regulates the process of estimation in copyright and related rights and the Ministry of Culture is authorised to give licenses to the estimators in this field. This law also affects the (market) estimation of the value of the artworks, antiquities etc.