On the 12th June the Commission sent to Member States its new proposal for consultation. The proposal aims to extend again the State aid Temporary Framework to support SMEs and incentivise private investments.
The Commission is now proposing to further extend the scope of the Temporary Framework by enabling Member States to support certain micro and small enterprises, including start-ups that were already in difficulty before 31 December 2019, and to provide incentives for private investors to participate in coronavirus-related recapitalisation measures.
Member States now have the possibility to comment on the Commission’s draft proposal.
The main purpose of the Temporary Framework is to provide targeted support to otherwise viable companies that have entered into financial difficulty as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.