|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||C 340I, Pages 1-10|
Communication published by the European Commission on 13 October 2020, setting out the 4th amendments to the Temporary Framework for State Aid implemented in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. It also introduces amendments to the Annex to the Communication on the application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU to short-term export-credit insurance.
The Commission adopted in March 2020 a new State aid Temporary Framework aimed at supporting the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak, based on Article 107(3)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The framework was first amended on 3 April to increase possibilities for public support to research, testing and production of products relevant to fight the coronavirus outbreak, to protect jobs and to further support the economy. A second amendment was published on 8 May to enable recapitalisation and subordinated debt measures, followed by another amendment on 29 June to further support micro, small and start-up companies and to incentivise private investments.
The fourth amendment prolongs and extends the scope of all sections of the Temporary Framework. It also introduces new measure to enable Member States to support companies facing a decline in turnover during the eligible period of at least 30% compared to the same period of 2019 due to the outbreak. It adapts the conditions for recapitalisation measures under the Temporary Framework, in particular for the State's exit from the recapitalisation of enterprises where the State was an existing shareholder prior to the recapitalisation.
Finally, taking into account the continued general lack of sufficient private capacity to cover all economically justifiable risks for exports to countries from the list of marketable risk countries, the amendment provides for an extension of the temporary removal of all countries from the list of “marketable risk" countries under the Short-term export-credit insurance Communication.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Competition Law | Policy|
|Keywords||COVID-19 (Coronavirus), State Aid
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|