13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate? - Slovakia

Country: 
Slovakia
Question: 
13. Is there a ban on the use of state resources in favour or against a political party or candidate?
Answer: 
No
Comments: 

There is no explicit ban on state resources being used in favour or against a political party or candidate, but there is a ban on donation and in-kind donation from the state companies and institutions.

Source: 

1. Donations and other free benefits may not be accepted by a party from
a) state, Slovak Land Fund, municipality or higher territorial unit,
b) legal entities whose founder or founder is the state, Slovak Land Fund, municipality or higher territorial unit,
c) legal entities in which the state, the Slovak Land Fund, a municipality or a higher territorial unit is a participant,
d) civic associations, foundations, non-profit organizations providing services of general interest, non-investment funds, interest associations of legal entities, associations of municipalities and organizations with an international element,
e) public institutions and other legal entities established by law,
f) a natural person who does not have permanent residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic,
g) a legal entity having its registered office abroad,
h) a natural person or legal entity for which it is unable to provide the donor identification data or the identification data of the Contracting Party which provided the other consideration free of charge,
i) the European Party and the European Foundation.
Source: § 24(1) ,Law No. 85 on Political Parties and Movements, 2005 (amended 2019)

(4) Presidential candidates may not accept a donation or any other consideration free of charge for an election campaign
a) state, Slovak Land Fund, municipality or higher territorial unit,
b) a legal entity whose founder or founder is the state, the Slovak Land Fund, a municipality or a higher territorial unit,
c) a legal entity in which the state, the Slovak Land Fund, a municipality or a higher territorial unit has an ownership interest,
d) civic associations, foundations, non-profit organizations providing services of general interest, non-investment funds, associations of legal entities, associations of municipalities and organizations with an international element,
e) a public institution or a legal person established by law,
f) a person for whom he or she is unable to provide the donor identification data or the identification data of the counterparty who provided other consideration free of charge,
g) a European political party and a European political foundation.
Source: § 5 (4), Law No. 181 on the election campaign and amendments to Law No. 85 on political parties and movements, 2014 (amended 2019)

(6) An independent candidate may not accept a donation or other free of charge performance for an election campaign from entities referred to in § 5para.4.
Source: § 6 (6), Law No. 181 on the election campaign and amendments to Law No. 85 on political parties and movements, 2014 (amended 2019)