The European Commission has launched its new corona recovery task force. It will be steered by Commission President von der Leyen, along with her three Executive Vice-Presidents, Vestager, Timmermans and Dombrovskis, the Economy Commissioner Gentiloni, the Secretary General and a representative of DG ECFIN. The task force will guide the EU recovery from Brussels (Source: Politico).
Under the State Aid Temporary Framework, the Commission has most recently approved:
- a €50 million Belgian scheme for companies active in the events sector in Flanders and affected by the coronavirus outbreak, and an additional €35 million scheme to support potato and ornamental plant growers active in the Flemish region affected by coronavirus outbreak;
- a €28 million Bulgarian scheme in support of tour operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak;
- a € 866 million Czech scheme to support businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak;
- a €165 million Dutch measure to support the travel industry in the context of the coronavirus outbreak;
- a €19 million Latvian scheme in support of the tourism and events organisation sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak;
- a €67.5 million Maltese scheme to support SMEs affected by coronavirus outbreak;
- a €123 million Polish scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak.