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Testing Kits for COVID-19- What is the EU doing?

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CORONAVIRUS | #StrongerTogether KEY MESSAGES: • Testing for the presence of or exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is an essential aspect of combatting the COVID-19 outbreak. • The rapidly developing nature of the pandemic means that testing kits are key tools for both the control of spread and future de-escalation measures. • The Commission, supported […]

SURE – What are short-time work schemes?

Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work Short-time work schemes are programmes that under certain circumstances allow firms experiencing economic difficulties to temporarily reduce the hours worked by their employees, which are provided with public income support for the hours not worked. […]

What is SURE and why is the EU Commission proposing it?

Commission proposes SURE, a new temporary instrument worth up to €100 billion to help protect jobs and people in work The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial assistance, in the form […]