fi-compass Stocktaking Study on financial instruments by sector published

Five sectors that have the potential for greater use of financial instruments in the future are the subject of the new fi-compass sectoral stocktaking studies. As well as a full report and Executive Summary, five case studies and separate sectoral fiches have been produced to provide targeted information for managing authorities seeking to use financial instruments to support investment in the following key sectors:

Greece: a EUR 750 million interest rate subsidy for businesses affected by COVID-19 outbreak

In less than a month, Greece has put in place a EUR 750 million interest rate subsidy operation under the EU State aid Temporary Framework to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak for a period between 1 April and 30 June 2020. To benefit from this scheme, companies must demonstrate that they faced difficulties because of the COVID-19 outbreak and that they will maintain the same number of employees at least until 31.12.2020