BRATISLAVA – The next Law on the Fund for the Promotion of Sport may be passed for the first reading in the National Council of the Slovak Republic at its next meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 18. The Secretary of State for Sport of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports of the Slovak Republic (MŠVVaŠ SR), Jozef Gönci, told the interview.
"The law could go through the first reading in June, then the ministries' comments will come, then perhaps some amendments and analysis of the deputies," said twice Olympic medalist in the shooting.
At the next meeting, on 10 September, a second reading could come. "It will be a pity if we do not feel the support for the sports movement in Parliament, it is one of the sources of funding and funding for the state." demanding to get every euro, have to be very expertly communicated, " Gönci revealed.
MEPs Dušan Tittel and Tibor Jančula presented the aforementioned Act to the plenary for discussion at the end of May. It is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2020 and initially to work with a budget of € 20 million from the Treasury. "This money would be distributed through a public service mechanism.A fund would be set up for this, like culture or other ministries.These are additional money to be nominally put into the sport, not just a relief, but a real one. the possible actors through the public fund, summoning him, announcing his priorities and reporting to all clubs, associations, organizations and sports professionals " Martina Lubyová, head of the department, recently reported.
Jozef Gönci confirmed that in case of approval of the law, it will be directly funded by the state budget. "The assumption is that it will be a separate budget chapter" he added.
- SITA / Branislav Bíbel