COVID-19 (coronavirus) news, information

23 MARCH 2020
RECOMMENDATION OF MGYOSZ/BUSINESSHUNGARY FOR QUICK ECONOMIC RELIEF
MGYOSZ/BUSINESSHUNGARY closely follows national and international developments, we collect up-to-date information from our fifty sectorial member federations and we plan to publish regular updates.

3 April 2020
HUNGARIAN COVID-19 ECONOMIC RELIEF PACKAGES
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced a relief package to diminish the immediate effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Hungarian economy.
24 MARCH 2020
BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
23 MARCH 2020
IOE - ITUC: Joint Statement on COVID-19
COVID-19 is threatening the health and the livelihoods of workers and employers globally. It is not a local but a worldwide challenge, requiring a global response. Urgent action is essential from international organisations. The time has come to see the United Nations reform in action. Enhanced cooperation and coordination are required among all actors in the multilateral system. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are at the heart of the international guidance to manage this pandemic and identify short, medium and long-term sustainable solutions for individuals, communities, nations and regions.

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23 MARCH 2020
Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes
The Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic. The aim is to ensure that goods cross the border in under 15 minutes, that lanes are opened for transport of all goods, that national government restrictions on transport be suspended, and that administrative procedures are reduced for transport workers of all nationalities.
20 MARCH 2020
OECD: Supporting people and companies to deal with the Covid-19 virus
Options for an immediate employment and social-policy response
20 MARCH 2020
OECD: Emergency tax policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic
Limiting damage to productive potential and protecting the vulnerable
18 MARCH 2020
COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights
In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU.
17 MARCH 2020
COVID-19: Responsibility, action and solidarity is urgently required to protect businesses, society and our economy
The European society is facing an extraordinary challenge from the outbreak of COVID-19. Our sympathies are with the families of those who have already lost loved ones, and our gratitude is to the workers and businesses who are already showing exceptional courage and resilience, both to treat the sick and to maintain the vital goods and services upon which we all depend.

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17 MARCH 2020
BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
16 MARCH 2020
OECD - Tax administration responses to Covid-19: support for taxpayers
The Covid-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the globe. There are a number of ways that governments and tax administrations can ease burdens on taxpayers and support businesses and individuals with cash-flow problems or with difficulties in meeting tax reporting or payment obligations. The suggestions below are not recommendations but are intended to assist administrations globally in their consideration of appropriate measures in their own national contexts to help taxpayers during this difficult period. Not all of these possibilities will be currently available to all tax administrations and may need legislative changes.
16 MARCH 2020
OECD: Covid-19 - SME policy responses
This note is developed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). It examines how SMEs are likely to be affected by the current coronavirus epidemic, reports on early evidence and estimates about the impact, and provides a preliminary inventory of country responses to foster SME resilience.
16 MARCH 2020
European Union Intellectual Property Office Decision concerning of the extension of time limits
"...all timelimits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020 inclusive that affect all parties in proceedings before the Office are extended until 1 May 2020."
16 MARCH 2020
Statement of the European Social Partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEUnited on the COVID-19 emergency
The European employer and trade union organisations’ sympathies are with the families of those who have already lost loved ones to COVID-19, and our gratitude is to the workers and businesses who are already showing exceptional courage and resilience, both to treat the sick, and to maintain the vital goods and services upon which we all depend. We are closely following the developments of the dramatic emergency of the COVID-19 epidemic across Europe and are at the forefront, particularly within member states, of the design and implementation of the extraordinary measures to help enterprises and workers in facing this emergency.
13 MARCH 2020
COVID-19: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus*
COVID-19 is a severe public health emergency for our citizens, societies and economies with infections in all Member States. It is also a major economic shock to the EU. The Commission therefore presents today an immediate response to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response.
12 MARCH 2020
BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
2 MARCH 2020
Coronavirus: the world economy at risk
OECD Interim Economic Outlook


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