COVID-19 Supply Council to advise Canadian government on
pandemic-related critical supply chains
On May 3, 2020, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced the COVID-19 Supply Council, which brings together a diverse group of business leaders to advise the government on critical goods and services procurement for Canada’s COVID-19 response and recovery.
European central bank announces pandemic emergency purchase program
In a further response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, the European Central Bank (ECB) has launched a €750 billion Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP), a new temporary asset purchase program of private and public sector securities, which will last until at least the end of 2020.
State intervention in the aviation sector: State aid issues
The below Q&A addresses the state aid implications of heightened State intervention as a result of COVID-19 – in particular, as it applies to the aviation industry in the EU. In short, the immediate response from the European Commission (the Commission) should give companies some comfort that emergency assistance offered by EU Member States can be designed in compliance with state aid law.