|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 117, Pages 3-8|
Regulation adopted by the Council of the European Union on 14 April 2020, which activates the provision of emergency support and amends the provisions of Council Regulation (EU) 2016/369 on the provision of emergency support within the European Union (EU).
The scale and scope of the challenges triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak called for a robust response from the European Union. The Commission put forward a number of measures to address the public health emergency. However, such steps were seen as insufficient to face the issues, particularly when it comes to supporting the EU healthcare sector.
In this context, the European Commission adopted on 2 April 2020 a proposal to mobilise the Emergency Support Instrument, which is able to equip the EU with a broader toolbox to tackle the pandemic. It activates support under Council Regulation (EU) 2016/369 - the Emergency Support Regulation. This would allow the EU to deploy measures preventing and mitigating severe consequences in one or more Member States and addressing in a coordinated manner the needs related to the COVID-19 disaster, by complementing assistance provided through other EU instruments.
The draft law was put forward as part of a package of measures on mobilising the full extent of the EU Budget. The Council of the European Union adopted this draft law on 14 April. The Act was published in the Official Journal on 15 April 2020.
|Subject Categories||Economic and Financial Affairs|
|Subject Tags||EU Budget, Public Health|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|