01 April 2020 – Government coalition forms Mutual Assistance Fund for people affected by COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Financial Support
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Leaders of the 4 political parties forming the current Government (aka Coalition partners): OLANO (Ordinary People), Sme Rodina (We Are Family), SaS (Freedom and Solidarity) and Za Ludi (For the People)

Overview: The Government coalition partners agreed that they would set up a Mutual Assistance Fund that will be dedicated to individual people whose lives have been affected by novel coronavirus. Coalition MPs, ministers and other people cooperating with the Government will contribute voluntarily to the fund. Prime Minister Igor Matovic (OLANO) stated that he himself will hand over his whole salary.
Full details here: https://newsnow.tasr.sk/economy/coalition-partners-set-up-mutual-help-fund-for-lives-hit-by-coronavirus/

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat to the country
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: With this gesture the coalition wants to show the public that politics and politicians aren’t cut off. This tool is a fund of solidarity that the state is unable to create with laws or any other means of legislation.