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COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch

Database of national-level responses

Eurofound's COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the crisis, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.

Overview of measures by category

Supporting businesses to stay afloat

Cases in this category mainly include arrangements to support companies to stay afloat financially. This may include support for those companies that had to shut down their activities due to the public health measures, but also those which are indirectly affected. The types of measures in this category relate to access to finance (including bank guarantees or easing access to credit), direct subsidies for companies (usually to cover fixed costs), as well as regulations concerning the deferral of payments (for instance tax or social security obligations), or changes to rescue procedures in case of insolvency or the adaptation of insolvency regulation.

Overall, Eurofound has identified 216 measures in 29 countries for this category.

Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.