The European Commission approved a CZK 3 billion Czech scheme to support retail businesses and service companies renting premises, which were limited or forbidden to carry out their activities due to the measures imposed by the government in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.
The European Commission has approved a CZK 10 billion Czech scheme to support enterprises active in the primary agricultural sector and in food and feed production affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework.
The European Commission has approved a CZK 200 million Czech aid scheme to support research and development (R&D) activities related to the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2002.
The Board of the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum strongly condemns the addition of the Czech NGO “People in Need” to the list of “undesirable organizations” in Russia. It is impermissible that a well-respected civil society organisation from a European Union member state is deemed “undesirable” in Russia.