Factsheet – Responding to the COVID-19 crisis through financial instruments: SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee

This mini case study focuses on the Financial Instrument ‘SIH Anti-Corona Guarantee’ recently launched in Slovakia to help alleviate economic hardships faced by SMEs as a result of the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. It is one of the first products introduced by National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) in the EU after the outbreak of COVID-19, which employs European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Financial needs in the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Slovakia

This document is part of a series of 24 country reports and presents an assessment of the financing gaps for the agriculture and agri-food sectors in Slovakia. The study analyses the current supply and demand for financing in the two sectors, and quantifies the unmet credit demand. This country report aims to support EAFRD managing authorities in planning and programming the use of financial instruments in their CAP Strategic Plans for the 2021-2027 programming period.

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: