Supporting policies (examples from regions, countries, questions, discussions, proposals)

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Refunds for airline tickets

The European Commission has announced that it has received replies from 12 EU Member States regarding refunds for cancellations. Brussels threatens to institute procedures for non-compliance with passenger rights. Poland ensured that it respected the regulations. The case has become a serious...
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Government supports Polish airports

A draft regulation was prepared to provide additional support for airports with function of a civil-aviation airport as part of anti-crisis shield solutions. According to it, 14 airports will receive a subsidy in total approx. PLN 142 million is planned for this year.
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Poland: Restoration of air services

In Poland, the restoration of passenger air connections will take place in three phases: first domestic flights from June 1, then European and finally intercontinental, but only where the epidemic situation is under control.
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UNIDO response to the crisis

UNIDO joins the response efforts of the international community, including the G20, and the United Nations system in particular. As a specialized agency of the UN system, UNIDO’s mandate is to promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development. UNIDO’s response framework is to prepare and...
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Tax administration responses to COVID-19: Recovery period planning

Tax administrations around the globe are taking a series of extraordinary measures to support taxpayers and the wider economy, including through helping to deliver wider government support, while also taking a range of actions to ensure continuity of critical operations and the safety of staff and...
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EU Solvency Support Instrument

As one of the instruments to kick-start the European economy to overcome the severe socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the European Commission has launched the Solvency Support Instrument (SSI), which builds on the existing European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The...
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‘Silesian Loan Fund 2020’

Micro and SMEs from Silesian Vaivodeship can apply for preferential investment and working capital loans in Fundusz Górnośląski S.A. The basic parameters of the investment loan are: Maximum loan amount up to PLN 4 million Repayment period up to 10 years Interest rate from 0.49% A grace period of up...
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the Polish National Bank lowers the interest rate

The Monetary Policy Council lowered the main rate from 0.5 percent to 0.1 percent - said in a press release. This is the third interest rate cut in recent weeks.
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EU4Health Programme

The European Commission has proposed a new health programme for the 2021-2027 period – the EU4Health Programme. This new programme will also fill the gaps revealed by the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that EUs health systems are resilient enough to face new and future health threats. It will now be...
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"Silesian Package for a Resident"

PLN 81.7 million will be allocated to support under the "Silesian Package for Resident". This is another initiative of Marshal of the Silesian Vaivodeship to limit the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The package includes: Pillar I - Purchase of personal protective equipment for medical...
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Recovery plan for Europe

To help repair the economic and social damage brought by the coronavirus pandemic, kick-start European recovery, and protect and create jobs, the European Commission is proposing a major recovery plan for Europe based on harnessing the full potential of the EU budget. To mobilise the necessary...
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Japanese Support for developing countries

The Government of Japan is providing nearly US$4m to help the transfer of Japanese technology to developing countries, with a view to strengthening their capacity to cope with the crisis. The funding for this new project will enable the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to...