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12 million euro Danish scheme approved by the European Commission in response to the cancellations of large public events due to COVID-19

For the first time, the Commission approved a State aid measure in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak. The aid scheme aims at compensating organisers for the damage suffered due to the cancellation of large events with more than 1,000 participants due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Commission stands ready to work with all Member States to ensure that possible national support measures to tackle the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus can be put in place in a timely manner, in line with EU rules. To this end, the Commission has established a dedicated contact point for Member States to provide them with guidance on possibilities under EU rules.

The Commission concluded that the scheme is in line with EU State aid rules as it will contribute to mitigate the negative consequences of Covid-19 for Danish businesses, without unduly distorting competition in the Internal Market.


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