The European Commission (EC) has issued (17 March) emergency guidance for requests for state aid due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in EU states.
In its notice, the agency outlines a series of steps by which claimants can request state aid for damages incurred because of the COVID-19 outbreak as well as commitments parties are requested to make in order to be eligible for the aid.
The EC notice on aid comes as airlines and airports across the EU have said that they will request aid from their respective governments. On Sunday (15 March), Brussels Airlines said that it would request aid, while last Friday (13 March) its parent Lufthansa announced that it would request aid from the German government.
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