State aid & Covid-19

State Aid

The EU Commission approves €6.2 billion Italian grants scheme to support small businesses and self-employed affected by COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €6.2 billion Italian grants scheme to support small businesses and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €6.2 billion Italian scheme to support small businesses and self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves German fund to enable up to €500 billion of liquidity and capital support to enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves German fund to enable up to €500 billion of liquidity and capital support to enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved German plans to set up a fund with a budget of up to €500 billion for providing guarantees and (...)

The EU Commission approves €150 million Austrian subordinated loan to compensate national airline company for damages suffered due to COVID-19 outbreak (Austrian Airlines) New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €150 million Austrian subordinated loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found an Austrian €150 million subordinated loan (convertible into a grant) in favour of Austrian Airlines AG to be (...)

The EU Commission approves Latvian fund to enable €100 million of liquidity and capital support to large enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Latvian fund to enable €100 million of liquidity and capital support to large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved Latvian plans to set up a fund with a current target size of €100 million that will invest through (...)

The EU Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise national airline company in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (airBaltic) New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic* The European Commission has approved a €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. (...)

The EU Commission prolongs EU State aid rules and adopts targeted adjustments to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission prolongs EU State aid rules and adopts targeted adjustments to mitigate impact of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has prolonged the validity of certain State aid rules which would otherwise expire at the end of 2020. In this context, and to take the effects (...)

The EU Commission approves a €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €30 billion French subordinated loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was (...)

The EU Commission adopts a third amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework to support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments during the COVID-19 outbreak New Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission expands Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments* The European Commission has adopted a third amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to support the (...)

The EU Commission approves €7.6 billion Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €7.6 billion Italian tax schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved four Italian aid schemes to support companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise major national airline and weather the economic effects of COVID-19 outbreak (Lufthansa) Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa* The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa Group. The measure was approved under the State (...)

The EU Commission consults the Member States on the proposal to expand State aid Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to expand State aid Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments* Today, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft (...)

The EU Commission approves Polish recapitalisation scheme to enable up to €1.65 billion of capital support to SMEs and large enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Polish recapitalisation scheme to enable up to €1.65 billion of capital support to SMEs and large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Polish recapitalisation scheme of up to €1.65 billion (PLN 7.5 billion) to (...)

The EU Commission approves €3.7 billion Swedish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €3.7 billion Swedish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found an approximately €3.7 billion (SEK 39 billion) Swedish scheme that partially compensates companies exposed to large turnover (...)

The EU Commission approves €286 million Finnish State aid measure to recapitalise national airline which is considered essential to the recovery of the national economy after the COVID-19 outbreak (Finnair) Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €286 million Finnish measure to recapitalise Finnair* The European Commission has approved Finnish plans to contribute to the recapitalisation of Finnair through the subscription of new shares by the State in the rights issue launched by Finnair on 10 June 2020 in (...)

The EU Commission approves €33 million Cypriot scheme deferring payment of VAT to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €33 million Cypriot scheme deferring payment of VAT to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €33 million Cypriot aid scheme deferring VAT payments to ease the liquidity constraints of companies affected by the (...)

The EU Commission approves €1.2 billion Portuguese urgent liquidity support to its major national airline company, whose already existing liquidity needs to be increased with COVID-19 (TAP - Transportes Aéreos Portugueses) Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.2 billion Portuguese urgent liquidity support to TAP* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Portugal’s plans to grant a €1.2 billion rescue loan in favour of Transportes Aéreos Portugueses SGPS S.A. (“TAP”). The measure will provide TAP (...)

The EU Commission approves €5 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of COVID-19 relevant products Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing infrastructures and production of coronavirus relevant products* The European Commission has approved a €5 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support research and development, testing and (...)

The Italian Competition Authority approves a distribution scheme allowing disposable surgical masks to be sold in pharmacies and health retail outlets as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic Free
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
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Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
On 1 June 2020, the Italian competition authority (“L’Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato”) authorised a scheme that would allow disposable surgical masks to be distributed and sold in pharmacies and health product retail outlets (see, attached press release). It did so at the request (...)

The EU Commission approves € 1.6 billion Polish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to COVID-19 outbreak and provide liquidity support Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves € 1.6 billion Polish scheme to compensate companies for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak and provide liquidity support* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an approximately €1.6 billion (PLN 7.5 billion) Polish scheme that (...)

The EU Commission approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €600 million Finnish guarantee scheme to support maritime companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €600 million Finnish aid scheme to support the maritime companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme (...)

The EU Commission approves Lithuanian fund to enable up to €1 billion of liquidity and capital support to medium-sized and large enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Lithuanian fund to enable up to €1 billion of liquidity and capital support to medium-sized and large enterprises affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved Lithuanian plans to set up a fund with a target size of up to €1 billion (...)

The EU Commission approves €2.2 billion Polish subsidised loan scheme for large enterprises affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2.2 billion Polish subsidised loan scheme for large enterprises affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Polish subsidised loan scheme to support large enterprisesin the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved (...)

The EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Dutch guarantee scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in face of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves €8 billion Austrian scheme to compensate companies for damage caused by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €8 billion Austrian scheme to compensate companies for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a €8 billion Austrian scheme to compensate companies for damages related to the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support economy in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support the Italian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the (...)

The EU Commission approves Danish guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Danish guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a Danish guarantee scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in face of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves €18.5 billion Czech guarantee scheme for companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €18.5 billion Czech guarantee scheme for companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an approximately €18.5 billion (CZK 500 billion) Czech scheme for guarantees on loans to support lending to companies with up to 500 employees (...)

The EU Commission approves €11.5 million Maltese scheme to support investments in the production of COVID-19-relevant products Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €11.5 million Maltese scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products* The European Commission has approved a Maltese aid scheme of €11.5 million to support investments in the production of productsthat are relevant to the (...)

The EU Commission approves €1.5 million Latvian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.5 million Latvian scheme to support companies active in the agricultural sector affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €1.5 million Latvian scheme to support companies active in the primary agricultural production sector (...)

The EU Commission approves €25 million Belgian aid scheme to support COVID-19 related research and development activities in Wallonia Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €25 million Belgian aid scheme to support coronavirus related research and development activities in Wallonia* The European Commission has approved a €25 million Belgian aid scheme to support coronavirus related research and development (R&D) in Wallonia.The (...)

The EU Commission approves €322 million Croatian loan guarantees and subsidised loans scheme for micro, small and medium-sized companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €322 million Croatian loan guarantees and subsidised loans scheme for micro, small and medium-sized companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an approximately €322 million (HRK 2.450 million) Croatian scheme for loan (...)

The EU Commission invites comments on updated proposal on simplified rules for State aid combined with EU support, inspired by temporary rules for aid to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission invites comments on updated proposal on simplified rules for State aid combined with EU support* The European Commission is inviting Member States and other stakeholders to comment on its updated proposal to exempt from prior Commission scrutiny under EU State aid rules (...)

The EU Commission approves French guarantee scheme for exporting small and midsize companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves French guarantee scheme for exporting small and midsize companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a French guarantee scheme for small and midsize companies with export activities that are affected (...)

The EU Commission approves € 10.3 billion UK scheme to support self-employed individuals and members of partnerships during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves € 10.3 billion UK scheme to support self-employed individuals and members of partnerships during the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a GBP 9 billion (approximately € 10.3 billion) UK aid scheme to support self-employed individuals and (...)

The EU Commission approves €500 million Greek scheme to support the self-employed affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €500 million Greek scheme to support the self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €500 million Greek scheme to support self-employed individuals, including self-employed managers of small companies in sectors affected (...)

The EU Commission approves €450 million Polish scheme in the form of loans and guarantees to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €450 million Polish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €450 million scheme (approximately PLN 2 billion)to support the Polish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The support measures (...)

The EU Commission authorises State aid measure following the COVID-19 outbreak to help companies cover their immediate liquidity needs through bank loans guaranteed by EU member states Free
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
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Hogan Lovells (Milan)
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Hogan Lovells (Madrid)
The first State aid measures authorized by the European Commission (Commission) following the COVID-19 outbreak were aimed at helping companies to cover their immediate liquidity needs, mainly through bank loans guaranteed by EU Member States. The significant losses incurred by companies as a (...)

The EU Commission revises its temporary framework for State aid to allow capital injections by EU member states into non financial firms affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Morgan Lewis (London)
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Morgan Lewis (London)
The European Commission has revised its Temporary Framework for State Aid to support the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to allow capital injections by EU member states into nonfinancial firms affected by the pandemic. To support the economy in the current COVID-19 pandemic, (...)

The EU Commission expands temporary framework to recapitalisation and subordinated debt measures to further support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission expands Temporary Framework to recapitalisation and subordinated debt measures to further support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has adopted a second amendment to extend the scope of the State aid Temporary Framework (...)

The EU Commission approves €650 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies in the floriculture, speciality horticulture and potato sectors for damage caused by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €650 million Dutch scheme to compensate companies in the floriculture, specialty horticulture and potato sectors for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a €650 million Dutch scheme that compensates companies in the floriculture, (...)

The EU Commission extends its COVID-19 State aid rules to recapitalisation and subordinated debt measure Free
White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
In anticipation of the wave of requests from stricken companies due to the COVID-19 outbreak for more long-term State support, on 8 May, the Commission extended the scope of its State aid Temporary Framework to allow Member States to take stakes in non-financial companies affected by the (...)

The EU Commission approves €7.3 million Czech scheme to support research and development activities related to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €7.3 million Czech scheme to support research and development activities related to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a CZK 200 million (approximately €7.3 million) Czech aid scheme to support research and development (R&D) activities (...)

The EU Commission approves €314 million Hungarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs active in the agri-food value chain during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €314 million Hungarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs active in the agri-food value chain during the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Hungarian scheme to support the agri-food value chain in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, (...)

The EU Commission approves €40 million Finnish direct grant schemes to support companies in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €40 million Finnish direct grant schemes to support companies in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Finnish schemes, with a total budget of €40 million, to support the agricultural and (...)

The EU Commission approves €10 million Greek direct grant scheme to support companies in the floriculture sector affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €10 million Greek scheme to support companies in the floriculture sector affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €10 million Greek State aid scheme to support the floriculture primary production sector in the context of the (...)

The EU Commission approves €296 million Danish loan schemes to support start-ups affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €296 million Danish loan schemes to support start-ups affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Danish loan schemes to support start-up companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The loan schemes, with a total budget of (...)

The EU Commission approves €5.2 billion Czech guarantee scheme for loans to large exporting companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5.2 billion Czech guarantee scheme for loans to large exporting companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an approximately €5.2 billion (CZK 142 billion) Czech guarantee scheme for large companies with export activities (...)

The EU Commission approves Belgian €250 million subordinated loan scheme to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Belgian €250 million subordinated loan scheme to support start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme of €250 million, financed by the Flemish region, to support companies in the context (...)

The EU Commission approves €30 million Italian scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €30 million Italian scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture and fishery sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €30 million Italian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agricultural and (...)

The EU Commission approves French plans to provide €7 billion in urgent liquidity support to Air France due to the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves French plans to provide €7 billion in urgent liquidity support to Air France* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €7 billion French aid measure consisting of a State guarantee on loans and a shareholder loan to Air France to provide (...)

The EU Commission approves four Danish schemes granting tax deferrals and comparable measures to ease liquidity constraints in SME’s facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
STATE AID: COMMISSION APPROVES €130 MILLION DANISH SCHEMES TO SUPPORT SMES AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK* The European Commission has approved four Danish schemes with a budget of DKK 970 million (approximately €130 million) granting tax deferrals and comparable measures to ease liquidity (...)

The EU Commission approves a Belgian scheme of €530 million to support companies during the COVID-19 outbreak through guarantees Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
STATE AID: COMMISSION APPROVES GUARANTEE SCHEME OF UP TO €530 MILLION TO SUPPORT THE WALLOON ECONOMY IN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK* The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme of up to €530 million, financed by the Walloon region, to support companies in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves modification of the State aid Greek scheme to guarantee measure to support companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves modification of Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved Greece’s modification of a previously approved guarantee scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak, (...)

The EU Commission approves a €101,5 million Lithuanian rent compensation scheme to support sectors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €101.5 million Lithuanian rent compensation scheme to support sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Lithuanian €101.5 million rent compensation scheme to support tenants operating in certain sectors, including retail, (...)

The EU Commission approves a €2 billion Slovenian guarantee and rent relief schemes to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2 billion Slovenian guarantee and rent relief schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Slovenian schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the (...)

The EU Commission approves German “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing and production of COVID-19 relevant products Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves German “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products* The European Commission has approved a German “umbrella” scheme to support research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant (...)

The EU Commission approves €900 million Hungarian schemes to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €900 million Hungarian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved three Hungarian aid measures, with a total budget of around € 900 million, to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €5 billion loan guarantee by France to the Renault group to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak (Renault) Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5 billion loan guarantee by France to the Renault group to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a French aid measure consisting of a €5 billion loan guarantee to the Renault group to mitigate the economic impact of (...)

The EU Commission approves two additional Estonian schemes including public guarantees and loans to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves two additional Estonian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Estonian State aid schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves €1.55 billion Hungarian guarantee scheme to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.55 billion Hungarian guarantee scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €1.55 billion (approximately HUF 550 billion) Hungarian aid scheme to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the (...)

The EU Commission approves €16.6 billion Polish repayable advance scheme to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €16.6 billion Polish repayable advance scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Polish scheme in the form of repayable advances, with a total budget of €16.6 billion(approximately PLN 75 billion), to (...)

The EU Commission approves €4 million Belgian scheme to support COVID-19 related research and development projects Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €4 million Belgian scheme to support coronavirus related research and development projects* The European Commission has approved a €4 million Belgian direct grant scheme for the Brussels-Capital region to support coronavirus related research and development (...)

The EU Commission approves a €550 million German State-guaranteed loan to compensate airline Condor for damage caused by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €550 million German State-guaranteed loan to compensate airline Condor for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a State-guaranteed €550 million public loan in favour of German charter airline Condor to be in line with EU State (...)

The EU Commission approves second Spanish “umbrella” scheme to support economy in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves second Spanish “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved the second Spanish “umbrella” scheme to support the Spanish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State (...)

The EU Commission approves €5 million Lithuanian scheme in the form of loan interest payments for SMEs active in road freight transport affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5 million Lithuanian scheme for SMEs active in road freight transport affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €5 million direct grant scheme to support the Lithuanian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves Belgian €200,000 direct grant scheme to support agricultural and aquaculture sectors in Brussels-Capital region following COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €200,000 direct grant scheme to support agricultural and aquaculture sectors in Brussels-Capital region following coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €200,000 Belgian regional scheme to support agricultural and aquaculture sectors in the (...)

The EU Commission approves a €2 billion Slovenian State aid scheme including a dozen of measures to support companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2 billion Slovenian “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Slovenian State aid scheme to support the Slovenian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved (...)

The EU Commission approves €3 billion Finnish scheme that includes both direct grants and loan guarantees to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €3 billion Finnish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Finnish scheme to support the Finnish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary (...)

The EU Commission approves a €700 million Polish State aid scheme to support companies including the agricultural and fishery sectors that are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €700 million Polish aid scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €700 million scheme to support the Polish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The support measures available under the (...)

The EU Commission approves €100 million Dutch subsidised loan scheme to support SMEs affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €100 million Dutch subsidised loan scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €100 million Dutch State aid scheme to support small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves a €137 million Swedish State aid public guarantee to compensate an airline company for damage suffered due to the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Swedish public guarantee of up to €137 million to compensate airline SAS for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a Swedish State guarantee of up to approximately €137 million on a revolving credit facility in favour of (...)

The EU Commission approves a €125 million Maltese State aid employment scheme to help sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €215 million Maltese employment aid scheme to support sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €215 million Maltese wage subsidies scheme to support companies operating in the sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves €7.8 billion Polish schemes to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak including direct grants, tax deferrals, and wage subsidies Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €7.8 billion Polish schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved 11 Polish State aid schemes, with a total budget of PLN 35.1 billion (approximately €7.8 billion), to support the Polish economy in the (...)

The EU Commission approves a €150 million Bulgarian scheme to support SMEs affected by COVID-19 outbreak with equity and quasi-equity investments Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves a €150 million Bulgarian scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €150 million (approx. BGN 294 million) Bulgarian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €110 million Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support the economy in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €110 million Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a PLN 500 million (approximately €110 million) Polish aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves €38 million Swedish scheme to compensate damages caused by cancelled or postponed cultural events due to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €38 million Swedish scheme to compensate damages caused by cancelled or postponed cultural events due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a SEK 420 million (approximately €38 million) Swedish scheme that (...)

The EU Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in the context of COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Dutch guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the economy in context of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Dutch loan guarantee scheme of up to €10 billion to support the Dutch economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves €5.3 million Maltese scheme to support research and development related to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5.3 million Maltese scheme to support research and development related to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €5.3 million Maltese direct grants scheme to support investment in research and development (R&D) related to the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €2 billion Finnish public guarantee and subsidised loan scheme to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2 billion Finnish public guarantee and subsidised loan scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Finnish aid scheme to support the Finnish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission approves €2 billion Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2 billion Slovak employment aid scheme to preserve jobs and support the self-employed during the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €2 billion Slovak aid scheme for preserving employment and supporting self-employed individuals affected (...)

The EU Commission approves €75.5 million Estonian schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to support companies in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €75.5 million Estonian schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to support companies in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved eight Estonian State aid schemes in the form of direct grants and payment advantages to provide (...)

The EU Commission approves €100 million Italian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture, forestry, fishery and aquaculture sectors affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €100 million Italian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in the agriculture, forestry, fishery and aquaculture sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €100 million Italian State aid scheme to support small and medium-sized (...)

The EU Commission approves €50 million Italian subsidised loans scheme to support agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors affected by COVID-19 outbreak in Friuli Venezia Giulia region Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €50 million Italian subsidised loans scheme to support agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak in Friuli Venezia Giulia region* The European Commission has approved a €50 million Italian scheme to support the agricultural, (...)

The EU Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme in the form of direct grants, repayable advances, equity injections, and subsidised loans to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme, called “Sustaining Enterprise Scheme”, was (...)

The EU Commission approves €7 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €7 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €7 billion French “umbrella” scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates in France affected by the (...)

The EU Commission approves a €88 million Hungarian State aid scheme to support companies’ researchers and developers during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €88 million Hungarian aid scheme supporting researchers and developers in all sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a HUF 31.5 billion (approximately €88 million) Hungarian wage subsidies support scheme for researchers and (...)

The EU Commission approves a €4 million Croatian State aid scheme in order to support fishery and aquaculture companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €4 million Croatian direct grant scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an HRK 30 million (approximately €4 million) Croatian scheme to support the fishery and aquaculture sector in Croatia in (...)

The EU Commission approves a €140 million Portuguese State aid scheme to support investment in research and development during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €140 million Portuguese scheme to support investment in research, development, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products* The European Commission has approved a €140 million Portuguese aid scheme to support investment in research and development (...)

The EU Commission approves a €1 billion Hungary State aid scheme to support companies through direct grants, loans and equity measures during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Hungarian aid scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a HUF 350 billion (approximately €1 billion) scheme to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves an Austrian State aid scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Austrian guarantee schemes to support SMEs affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved Austrian guarantee schemes to support Austrian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes (...)

State aid & COVID-19: A swift response to a massive challenge Free
DS Avocats (Paris)
Faster than during the 2008-2009 crisis, and almost as quick as the spreading of the Covid-19 virus … that’s how the EU’s response to the current pandemic crisis can be characterized. In exceptional circumstances such as the 2008-2009 financial crisis or during the 2010 Icelandic ash aviation (...)

The EU Commission approves €35.5 million Latvian direct grant scheme to support agriculture, fishery, food and school catering sectors in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €35.5 million Latvian direct grant scheme to support agriculture, fishery, food and school catering sectors in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €35.5 million Latvian scheme to support the agricultural, fishery, food and school catering (...)

The EU Commission approves €770 million Bulgarian employment aid scheme for preserving jobs in sectors most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €770 million Bulgarian employment aid scheme for preserving jobs in sectors most affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a BGN 1.5 billion (approximately €770 million) Bulgarian wage subsidies support scheme for preserving (...)

The EU Commission approves prolongation and modification of the French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves prolongation and modification of the French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found France’s prolongation and modification of a previously approved scheme to (...)

The EU Commission approves Czech scheme of up to €37 million in direct grants to support investments in the production of COVID-19-relevant products Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Czech scheme of up to €37 million to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products* The European Commission has approved a Czech aid scheme of up to CZK 1 billion (approximately €37 million) to support investments by small and medium-sized (...)

The EU Commission approves €453 million Swedish rent rebate scheme to support sectors affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €453 million Swedish rent rebate scheme to support sectors affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission approved a Swedish rent rebate scheme of up to SEK 5 billion (approximately €453 million) in support of tenants operating in the sectors for hotels, (...)

The EU Commission approves Danish public guarantee of up to €137 million to compensate airline SAS for damage caused by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Danish public guarantee of up to €137 million to compensate airline SAS for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a Danish State guarantee of up to approximately €137 million on a revolving credit facility in favor of Scandinavian (...)

The EU Commission approves Italian guarantee scheme for new working capital and investment loans granted by banks to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Italian guarantee scheme to support the economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an Italian aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework (...)

The EU Commission approves Italian guarantee scheme to support self-employed workers, SMEs and mid-caps affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Italian guarantee scheme to support self-employed workers, SMEs and mid-caps affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved an Italian aid scheme to support self-employed workers and companies with up to 499 employees affected by (...)

The EU Commission approves German guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves German guarantee scheme to stabilise trade credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a German guarantee scheme to support the trade credit insurance market in the face of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €10 billion French guarantee scheme to support domestic credit insurance market in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €10 billion French guarantee scheme to support domestic credit insurance market in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €10 billion French guarantee scheme to support the domestic credit insurance market in the (...)

The EU Commission approves amendments to previously approved German schemes to further support economy in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves amendments to previously approved German schemes to further support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found the amendments to two German schemes to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak (“Bundesregelung Kleinbeihilfen (...)

The EU Commission approves €3.3 billion Romanian scheme to support SMEs with direct grants and loan guarantees in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €3.3 billion Romanian scheme to support SMEs in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a RON 16 billion (approximately €3.3 billion) Romanian scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €455 million Swedish guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €455 million Swedish guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Swedish loan guarantee scheme to support airlines affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves Belgian scheme deferring payment by Walloon airports of concession fees to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Belgian scheme deferring payment by Walloon airports of concession fees to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme deferring the payment by Walloon airports of concession feesto mitigate the economic (...)

The EU Commission approves Belgian guarantee scheme mobilising €50 billion support for companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Belgian guarantee scheme mobilising €50 billion support for companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €50 billion Belgian loan guarantee scheme to support the Belgian economy in the context of the (...)

The EU Commission approves €115 million Polish scheme of direct grants to support companies in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €115 million Polish scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a PLN 527 million (approximately €115 million) Polish scheme to support the Polish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was (...)

The EU Commission approves €150 million Lithuanian scheme of direct grants and loan guarantees to support companies in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €150 million Lithuanian schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Lithuanian aid schemes to support the Lithuanian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves Belgian guarantee scheme of up to €3 billion to support the Flemish economy in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves guarantee scheme of up to €3 billion to support the Flemish economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Belgian scheme of up to €3 billion, financed by the Flemish region, to support companies in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

The EU Commission consults with Member States on further expanding the State aid Temporary Framework for COVID-19 outbreak to recapitalisation measures Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to further expand State aid Temporary Framework to recapitalisation measures* Today, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft proposal to further extend the scope of the State aid (...)

The EU Commission President forms a team to coordinate the State aid schemes and the EU response to the COVID-19 crisis Free
Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
The COVID-19 crisis: EU Competition Policy response In response to the COVID-19 crisis, European Union (EU) President Ursula von der Leyen has formed a team led by eight Commissioners to coordinate the EU response. This team of Commissioners is advised by a new advisory panel of (...)

The EU Commission approves a €1billion Croatian State aid scheme that will take the form of zero-interest loans to help companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Croatian schemes to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Croatian schemes to support the Croatian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves a €15 billion Austrian liquidity State aid scheme in the form of direct grants, state guarantees for loans and subsidised public loans to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €15 billion Austrian liquidity scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €15 billion Austrian liquidity scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under (...)

The EU Commission approves a €30 million Luxembourg State aid scheme related to research and development and investment in the production during the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €30 million Luxembourg scheme to support research and development and investments in the production of coronavirus relevant products* The European Commission has approved a €30 million Luxembourg aid scheme to support coronavirus related research and development (...)

The EU Commission approves a Danish State aid scheme to compensate the companies activities affected negatively by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €5.4 billion Danish scheme to compensate companies particularly affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a DKK 40 billion (approximately €5.4 billion) Danish scheme that compensates companies particularly (...)

The EU Commission approves a €140 million Hungarian State aid scheme managed by the Hungarian investment promotion agency to help the national economy during the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
The European Commission has approved a HUF 50 000 million (approximately €140 million) Hungarian aid scheme to support the Hungarian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as (...)

The EU Commission approves €20 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €20 million Portuguese credit line scheme to support fishery and aquaculture sector in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Portuguese scheme to support the Portuguese fishery and aquaculture sector in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves € 700 million Polish scheme with loan guarantees and subsidies to support companies in COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves € 700 million Polish loan and guarantee scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a PLN 3.5 billion (approximately €700 million) Polish aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves a €110 million Lithuanian State aid scheme in order to support the national economy during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €110 million Lithuanian guarantee scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €110 million Lithuanian aid scheme to support the Lithuanian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved (...)

The EU Commission approves a €255 million Bulgarian State aid scheme to support small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €255 million Bulgarian guarantee scheme to support SMEs in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Bulgarian BGN 500 million (approx. €255 million) public guarantee scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of (...)

The EU Commission approves a €1,2 billion Greek State aid scheme that takes the form of grants to help the national economy during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.2 billion Greek scheme providing grants for SMEs to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €1.2 billion Greek aid scheme to support the Greek economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved (...)

The EU Commission approves a Greek State aid scheme to support and help the economy’s companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic situation Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1 billion Greek scheme providing repayable advances to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €1 billion Greek aid scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the (...)

The EU Commission approves €790 million Croatian guarantee scheme for companies with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €790 million Croatian guarantee scheme for companies with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a HRK 6 billion (approximately €790 million) Croatian liquidity guarantee scheme for companies affected by the (...)

The EU Commission approves a £50 billion umbrella UK scheme to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves £50 billion UK “umbrella” scheme to support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a £50 billion (approximately €57 billion) “umbrella” UK scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates in the (...)

The EU Commission approves a £50 billion umbrella UK State aid scheme to support SME’s and large corporates affected by the COVID-19 Free
Morgan Lewis (London)
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Morgan Lewis (London)
The European Commission has approved a £50 billion (EUR 57 billion) “umbrella” UK state aid scheme to support small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporates in the United Kingdom affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The umbrella scheme was approved on April 6, 2020, under the (...)

The EU Commission approves a Portuguese State aid scheme including public loan guarantees and direct grants to companies during the COVID-19 crisis Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €13 billion Portuguese schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Portuguese State aid schemes to support the Portuguese economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State (...)

The EU Commission approves a Polish scheme enabling public guarantees up to €22 billion to companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Polish scheme enabling public guarantees up to €22 billion to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Polish aid scheme to support the Polish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.The scheme was approved under (...)

The EU Commission approves €23 million Dutch scheme of direct grants to support providers of social support services, health care and youth care in offering services at home during the COVID-19 pandemic Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €23 million Dutch scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €23 million Dutch scheme to support certain providers of social support and health care in offering services at home during the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €2 billion Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €2 billion Greek guarantee measure to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved today a €2 billion Greek aid scheme to support the Greek economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved (...)

The EU Commission recognises the impact of the COVID-19 across Europe’s trade and issues a temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy Free
Bird & Bird (Budapest)
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Bird & Bird (Brussels)
Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions will of course have far-reaching direct and indirect effects on businesses (...)

The EU Commission approves €200 million Danish loan in support of the Travel Guarantee Fund for travel cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €200 million Danish loan in support of the Travel Guarantee Fund for travel cancellations due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a Danish State loan facility of up to DKK 1.5 billion (approx. €200 million) in support of the Travel Guarantee (...)

The EU Commission revises its temporary framework for State aid to support the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic and allows investment aid to companies involved in the fight against the outbreak Free
Morgan Lewis (London)
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Morgan Lewis (London)
The European Commission revised its Temporary Framework for State Aid to support the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, allowing investment aid to companies involved in the fight against the pandemic, as well as new forms of operating aid for companies in severely impacted (...)

The EU Commission adopts an amendment to extend the temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak Free
White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Paris)
On 3 April, the Commission adopted an Amendment to extend the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak adopted on 19 March (covered in our previous alert: European Commission publishes its emergency COVID-19 State aid rules and rapidly approves (...)

The EU Commission issues a first amendment to the Temporary Framework enabling Members States to accelerate research and development testing and the manufacture of COVID-19 relevant products Free
Kirkland & Ellis (London)
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Kirkland & Ellis (London)
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Kirkland & Ellis (London)
Update on the EU’s State aid response to COVID-19* Our previous blog post covered the EU Commission’s (“EC”) Temporary Framework of 19 March 2020 (“Temporary Framework”), which aims at enabling national governments to use the full flexibility of State aid rules to support the economy in the context (...)

The EU Commission extends Temporary Framework to enable Member States to accelerate research, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products, to protect jobs and to further support the economy in the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission extends Temporary Framework to enable Member States to accelerate research, testing and production of coronavirus relevant products, to protect jobs and to further support the economy in the coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has adopted an amendment extending (...)

The EU Commission approves extension of German scheme for subsidised loans by regional authorities and promotional banks to companies during COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves extension of German scheme for subsidised loans to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a German State aid scheme extending measures adopted on 22 March 2020 to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves €350 million Maltese guarantee scheme for working capital loans granted by commercial banks to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €350 million Maltese guarantee scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Maltese State aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves Spanish “umbrella” scheme with measures that include direct grants and tax advantages, and where recipients include the self-employed affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Spanish “umbrella” scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a Spanish aid scheme to support the Spanish economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary (...)

The EU Commission approves a €9.1 billion Swedish guarantee scheme on commercial loans to companies during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves a €9.1 billion Swedish guarantee scheme to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a SEK 100 billion SEK (approximately €9.1 billion) Swedish aid scheme to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The (...)

The EU Commission approves French scheme deferring payment by airlines of certain taxes to mitigate economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves French scheme deferring payment by airlines of certain taxes to mitigate economic impact of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a French scheme deferring the payment by airlines of certain aeronautical taxes to be in line with EU State aid (...)

The EU Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme in the form of repayable advances to companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
Commission approves €200 million Irish scheme to support the economy in the current coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a €200 million Irish scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme was approved under (...)

The EU Commission approves €1.2 billion French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.2 billion French “Fonds de solidarité” scheme for small enterprises in temporary financial difficulties due to coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found France’s €1.2 billion scheme to support small and micro-enterprises as well as self-employed people (...)

The EU Council announces that it will suspend airport slot requirements to help mitigate the economic impact on airlines including State aid in different forms Free
Morgan Lewis (London)
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Morgan Lewis (London)
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Morgan Lewis (London)
The Council of the EU announced on March 30 that the European Union has suspended the airport slot requirements until October 24. The slot requirements require airlines to use at least 80% of their slots in order to be guaranteed usage of those slots in the following year. The waiver of the EU (...)

The EU Commission approves €130 million Danish guarantee scheme for SMEs with export activities affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €130 million Danish guarantee scheme for SMEs with export activities affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a DKK 1 billion (approximately €130 million) Danish liquidity guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (...)

The EU Commission approves €1.75 billion Estonian schemes to support companies with loan guarantees and direct loans under favorable terms during COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €1.75 billion Estonian schemes to support economy in coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved two Estonian State aid schemes to support the Estonian economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid (...)

The EU Commission amends Short-term export-credit insurance Communication in light of economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission amends Short-term export-credit insurance Communication in light of economic impact of coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has decided to temporarily remove all countries from the list of “marketable risk" countries under the Short-term export-credit insurance (...)

The EU Commission consults with Member States on extending the State aid Temporary Framework for COVID-19 outbreak with 5 new measures Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
Coronavirus: Commission Statement on consulting Member States on the proposal to extend State aid Temporary Framework* This evening, the European Commission has sent to Member States for consultation a draft proposal to extend the State aid Temporary Framework adopted on 19 March 2020 to (...)

The EU Council supports in a virtual meeting the State aid framework that allows Member States to provide relief to the companies and citizens Free
BEUC (Brussels)
EU competition law and the COVID-19 pandemic - a consumer perspective* We are living through unprecedented challenges in Europe and around the world. Despite the efforts of the European Union and its Member States to contain the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, infection rates are on the rise. (...)

The EU Commission introduces a Temporary Framework which enables governments to offer extensive State-backed loans to the aviation industry affected by the COVID-19 Free
Shearman & Sterling (Frankfurt)
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Shearman & Sterling (London)
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Shearman & Sterling (London)
Although the EU’s introduction of a Temporary Framework has enabled governments to offer extensive State-backed loans, the airline industry needs more than just credit—it will need equity. However, State aid to the aviation industry is strictly regulated by the European Commission (the (...)

The EU Commission approves under EU State aid rules €1.3 billion Danish scheme that partially compensates the self-employed for the losses of turnover suffered due to the COVID-19 Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a DKK 10 billion (approximately €1.3 billion) Danish scheme that partially compensates the self-employed for the losses of turnover suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of (...)

The EU Commission approves two separate UK State aid schemes to support SMEs in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
The European Commission has approved two separate UK State aid schemes to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 (...)

The EU Commission approves the Italian State guarantee supporting a debt moratorium from banks to SMEs affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
The European Commission has approved the Italian State guarantee supporting a debt moratorium from banks to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of (...)

The EU Commission finds Luxembourg’s €300 million scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
The European Commission has found Luxembourg’s €300 million scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (...)

The EU Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €20 billion Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found two Spanish guarantee schemes for companies and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with (...)

The EU Commission approves German direct grant scheme to support companies affected by COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves German direct grant scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a German scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme was approved under the (...)

The EU Commission finds Latvian loan guarantee scheme and subsidised loan scheme of €250 million for companies affected by coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU State aid rules Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves state support for €250 million Latvian subsidised loan scheme and loan guarantee scheme for companies affected by coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found Latvian loan guarantee scheme and subsidised loan scheme for companies affected by coronavirus (...)

The EU Commission approves a €50 million Italian State aid scheme to support the production and supply of medical devices Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €50 million Italian support scheme for production and supply of medical equipment and masks during Coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved a €50 million Italian aid scheme to support the production and supply of medical devices, such as (...)

The EU Commission approves €3 billion Portuguese State aid schemes for small and medium-sized companies and midcaps affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves €3 billion Portuguese guarantee schemes for SMEs and midcaps affected by Coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found four Portuguese guarantee schemes for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and midcaps affected by the Coronavirus outbreak to be (...)

The EU Commission approves a €130 million State aid scheme to help the Danish small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves Danish guarantee scheme for SMEs affected by Coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has found a DKK 1 billion (approx. €130 million) Danish guarantee scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by Coronavirus outbreak to be in line with EU (...)

The EU Commission approves three French State aid schemes in order to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Free
DG COMP (Brussels)
State aid: Commission approves French schemes to support economy in Coronavirus outbreak* The European Commission has approved three French State aid schemes to support the French economy in the context of the Coronavirus outbreak. The schemes were approved under the State aid Temporary (...)

The EU Commission adopts a new Temporary Framework for State aid in the COVID-19 context to support the business suffering Free
White & Case (London)
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White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
The European Commission has now adopted a Framework of temporary State aid rules enabling Member States to adopt measures to support the growing number of businesses suffering because of the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the first time since the 2008 financial crisis that the Commission has (...)

The EU Commission adopts a Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Rome)
On March 19, the Commission adopted a communication (the “Temporary Framework”) setting out a temporary framework for the implementation of less stringent State aid rules in order to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the limited size of the EU budget, most of the (...)

The EU Commission adopts a new Temporary Framework to complement the existing State aid toolbox during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)
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Bird & Bird (Brussels)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared an exceptional occurrence, paving the way for more and faster approval of national State aid initiatives in the EU. The massive and unprecedented financial impact on the world economy has led to a number of European governments promising (...)

The EU Commission adopts the temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
On 19 March 2020, the Commission adopted the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak (“Temporary Framework”). On 4 April 2020, it published a first amendment to the Temporary Frame- work, which significantly broadens its scope of (...)

The EU Commission adopts a Temporary Framework for the assessment of State aid granted to assist firms from entering into difficulties due to the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, European Union (EU) President von der Leyen has formed a team led by eight Commissioners to coordinate the EU response to the crisis. This team of Commissioners is advised by a new advisory panel of epidemiologists and virologists. The European Commission (...)

The EU Commission adopts a Temporary Framework for State aid in the context of the COVID-19 to support the economy Free
Morgan Lewis (London)
The European Commission on 19 March adopted a Temporary Framework for State Aid to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, based on Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which enables the Commission to approve national support measures to (...)

The EU Commission implements a specific and temporary framework for State aid measures to support the EU economy during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
BCTG Avocats (Paris)
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BCTG Avocats (Paris)
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BCTG Avocats (Paris)
The current health crisis related to the Covid-19 outbreak has forced several Member States of the European Union (hereinafter the “EU”) to take exceptional containment measures of their population which have resulted in a decrease in the companies’ cash flow and in a freeze on their investments. (...)

The EU Commission announces a major relaxation of the State aid rules via a new Temporary Framework during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Shearman & Sterling (London)
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Shearman & Sterling (London)
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Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
How will European Competition Enforcers Respond? The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to the economy and competition enforcement is no exception. Authorities at EU and national level may need to consider novel solutions to respond to rapidly evolving problems and to (...)

The EU Commission adopts a temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak Free
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
On 19 March 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) adopted the Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID- 19 outbreak (the “Temporary Framework”), which was first amended on 3 April 2020. On 8 May 2020, the Commission adopted another amend- (...)

The EU Commission adopts a temporary framework allowing Member States to grant State aid to businesses to help them face the COVID-19 crisis Free
McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)
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McDermott Will & Emery (Düsseldorf)
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McDermott Will & Emery (Düsseldorf)
On 19 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a temporary framework that allows Member States to grant certain State aid to businesses to help them face the economic and financial consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. In the wake of this decision—and in a record time of (...)

The EU Commission takes an important step to facilitate State aid due to the COVID-19 crisis by adopting a temporary framework Free
Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
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Baker McKenzie (London)
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Baker McKenzie (Brussels)
Many businesses are increasingly facing severe business disruption and/or liquidity problems as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads. Supply chains are disrupted, workforces quarantined and customer demand is falling. In response, governments across the EU (and the UK) are pledging to do whatever it (...)

The EU Commissioner Vestager announces a draft proposal for a State aid Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Shearman & Sterling (London)
Member States of the EU and the U.K. are announcing massive support packages for companies affected by the coronavirus crisis. These interventions are on a vast scale. Unlike the 2008 financial crisis, the measures we are seeing this week are predominately fiscal rather than monetary policy (...)

The EU Commission delays merger notifications until further notice and develops emergency State aid response to the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly around the world, and countries take unprecedented measures to contain the spread of the disease, businesses are increasingly struggling with the economic impact of this crisis. While airlines, tour operators and event businesses have been among the (...)

The EU Commission encourages delay of merger notifications and electronic submission as special measures due to COVID-19
Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)
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Bird & Bird (Brussels)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been declared an exceptional occurrence, paving the way for more and faster approval of national State aid initiatives in the EU. The massive and unprecedented financial impact on the world economy has led to a number of European governments promising (...)

The EU Commission recognises the hotel and leisure sector as one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic Free
Bird & Bird (London)
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Bird & Bird (London)
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Bird & Bird (Brussels)
The European Commission has recognised the Hotel and Leisure sector as one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Hotel and Leisure sector is unparalleled. TheEuropean tourism industry is predicted to experience an estimated financial loss (...)

The EU Commission issues a communication recalling the various options for Member States that are within the rules and adopts a Temporary Framework for support measures to help with the effects of COVID-19 in order to prevent unfair distortions of competition and trade within the EU’s internal market Free
WilmerHale (Brussels)
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WilmerHale (Brussels)
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WilmerHale (Brussels)
The COVID-19 crisis is first and foremost a health issue, as governments around the world seek to limit and treat its effects and save lives. However, it is also an immediate economic and social issue, as companies and individuals strive to deal with its effects on their livelihoods—from (...)

The Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities drafts a measure which aims to retain jobs by protecting employees and, at the same time, assisting the affected companies during the COVID-19 outbreak Free
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Ljubljana)
This Monday, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave the green light to EU member governments to discuss and adopt state aid rules aimed to assist companies impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. State aid should only be used when it is the appropriate tool to benefit the (...)

The EU Commission adopts a series of measures implementing a flexible approach for approving urgent aid granted by member states to companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Brussels)
The unique EU State aid control law requires, in principle, prior notification by Member States and approval by the Commission of all State aid. During a time of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic, EU law allows for a flexible approach for approving urgent State aid. In this post, we discuss (...)

The EU Commission takes extraordinary health State aid measures to minimise the economic fallout from COVID-19 Free
Kirkland & Ellis (London)
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Kirkland & Ellis (London)
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Kirkland & Ellis (London)
EU State Aid and COVID-19* Overview Given the unprecedented challenge faced by European businesses in the wake of the public health measures being adopted, the EU and its Member States are taking extraordinary measures to minimise the economic fallout from COVID-19. Over the coming weeks, (...)

The EU Commission adopts the communication on the coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak Free
Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)
In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak and its repercussions on businesses, Member States announced that they will adopt all necessary measures to help undertakings in difficulty. The Commission, well-aware of this, has already adopted measures to guide Member States and ensure that their aid (...)

The EU Commission approves the first COVID-19 related State aid notification submitted by Denmark within 24 hours of the notification to compensate damages caused by cancellations of large public events Free
White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
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White & Case (Brussels)
As the number of businesses around the EU affected by the COVID-19 outbreak grows, many Member States are considering or have announced substantial supporting packages in an effort to limit the impact of the outbreak on the economy. Across the EU, measures vary, from governmental loans and (...)

The EU Commission approves a COVID-19 related measure aimed at compensating event organisers for losses caused by cancellation Free
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Brussels)
Recognizing the serious economic consequences that the COVID-19 crisis may create, on March 12 the Commission approved within 24 hours of notification a COVID-19 related measure in Denmark aimed at compensating event organizers for losses caused by cancellations. Following this initial ad hoc (...)

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