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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-27/1298 – measures in Spain

Urgent measures to support economic reactivation and employment

Real Decreto-Ley de Medidas Urgentes para apoyar la reactivación económica y el empleo

Country Spain , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 03 July 2020
Context COVID-19
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
Author Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound
Measure added 21 October 2020 (updated 02 December 2020)

Background information

This new package approved in Royal Decree 25/2020 aims to reinforce and accelerate the recovery that the economy has already started after the crisis caused by COVID-19. To this end, various measures are put in place to boost investment and strengthen the solvency of companies, which in turn will support thousands of jobs.

Content of measure

The main measure in this package is a new credit line. This new credit line of guarantees will be channeled through the Official Credit Institute (ICO), amounting to €40,000 million and aimed at promoting the implementation of new business investment projects. This measure is part of the plan to reactivate the economy and employment and aims to support new investment projects in the production structure, after a first phase in which the coverage of liquidity needs prevailed. This new line is aimed at promoting investment activity and fostering it in areas where the greatest added value is generated, mainly around two axes: environmental sustainability and digitization.

Use of measure

No data available at the moment on the use of this measure.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement.

Views and reactions

No views on the social partners have been reported.


  • 03 July 2020: Royal Decree 25/2020 of urgent measures to support economic reactivation and employment (


Eurofound (2020), Urgent measures to support economic reactivation and employment, measure ES-2020-27/1298 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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