Merit indemnities from the state budget to reward notorious activities in culture, science and sports are granted according to Law no. 118/2002 for the institution of merit indemnity and GD no. 859/2003 for the approval of the law’s Application Norms. Law no.109/2005, republished in 2009 refers to the allowances given by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to freelance artists and performers.
The National Centre of Cinematography gives direct loans and non-reimbursable financial assistance for activities in the cinematographic field. In 2011 the Minister of Culture put forward the necessity to re-launch the programme of purchasing books for public libraries. Indirect support for purchasing works of art is also provided through various programmes.
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