Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure LU-2020-17/989 – measures in Luxembourg
|Country||Luxembourg , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 24 April 2020 – 25 June 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Patrick Thill (LISER) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||13 July 2020 (updated 21 July 2021)|
The grant was created by the General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises within the Ministry of the Economy to help companies during the COVID-19 crisis. It is based on the following legal background:
The following are the main conditions to benefit from a grant:
Other conditions are:
Until 19 October 2020, 7,301 eligible applications were processed for an emergency allowance of €5,000 granted to micro-enterprises.
The government published new data on the use of this measure on 20 May 2021. Until then, 7,349 micro-enterprises received €36,745,000 of allowances.
|Does not apply to workers||
One person or microenterprises
||Does not apply to citizens|
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:
Eurofound (2020), Aid of €5,000 for micro-companies, measure LU-2020-17/989 (measures in Luxembourg), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LU-2020-17_989.html
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