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Article 5
 

(1) The donations received by a political party in a fiscal year cannot exceed 0,025% of the incomes provided by the state’s budget for that year.


(2) In a fiscal year when general elections, local elections, parliamentary ones or for the European Parliament, or Presidential elections are taking place, the limit shall be 0.050% of the incomes provided by the state’s budget for that year.


(3). The donations coming from an individual in one year may reach a total up to 200 minimum gross salaries at national level at the ongoing value on 1st of January of that year.


(31) In the fiscal year in which more elections are taking place, the donations from an individual may reach a total up to 400 minimum gross salaries at national level, at the value valid on the 1st of January of that year, for each electoral campaign or campaign for referendum, with the observance of the provisions of para (2) above.


(4) The donations from a legal person for one year may reach a total up to 500 minimum gross salaries at national level, at the value valid on the 1st of January of that year.


(4-1) In the fiscal year in which several elections are taking place, the donations from a legal person in one year may reach a total up to 1.000 minimum gross salaries at national level, at the valid on 1st of January of that year, for each electoral campaign or campaign for referendum, with the observance of the provisions of para (2) above.


(5) The total amount of donations from legal persons directly or indirectly controlled by another person or group of natural or legal persons cannot exceed the limits provided by paragraphs (3) and (4) above.


(6) The real value of movable and immovable (real estate) assets donated to the party, as well as the value of the free of charge services offered is included in the value of the donations, within the limits provided by para (1) – (4) above.


(7) It is forbidden for legal persons that, at the time of donation, have debts older than 60 days to the state budget, to the social security budget or to the local budgets, to make donations to political parties, unless they are liable to recover amounts exceeding their own debts.


(8) When the donation is made, the political party has the obligation to require the donator - legal person - to submit a declaration on his/her own liability regarding the compliance with the conditions laid down by para. (7) above.


(9) It is forbidden for political parties to accept, under any circumstances, directly or indirectly, donations of goods, money or free services made with the obvious intention of gaining an economic or political advantage or donations made with the non – compliance of the provisions of para (8 ) above.