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Clifford Chance

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Coronavirus: state aid, the EU framework and the Italian decree

25 March 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak raises questions on the application of the EU state aid rules to financial supports offered by Member States to mitigate heavy economic repercussions. Among others, Italy has recently intervened to relieve affected Italian companies. Against this backdrop, the European Commission has showed willingness to relax the EU state aid rules and has moved fast to adopted new rules to assist the economy of its Member States.

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