After a couple of weeks of paralysis in February- March, followed by heavy political exchanges on funding to fight the pandemic, the Authorities in Brussels have refocused their priorities and also took initiatives to answer to the pandemic. In case you are curios to learn more please visit:

The European Parliament adopted three proposals to help people and business tackle the crisis:

  • The Corona Response Investment Initiative: €37 billion from available EU funds will be channelled to people, regions and countries that have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. The funds will go to healthcare systems, small and medium-sized firms, labour markets and other vulnerable parts of EU countries’ economies.
  • The extension of the EU Solidarity Fund to cover public health emergencies. The measures will make up to €800 million available for European countries in 2020.
  • Temporarily suspending EU rules on airport slots. This will stop air carriers from operating empty flights during the pandemic

 

Interested in more information? Please contact Francesca Poggliali  (francesca.poggiali@gs1.org)