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Coronavirus: Phase 2 maintained, transition to federal phase and additional measures

As announced on March 10, the evolution of the spread of the coronavirus is assessed every day, as the situation is constantly changing. In light of the most recent developments, the National Security Council met on Thursday 12 March in the presence of and in consultation with the Ministers-President. This meeting of the NSC followed on from the meetings of the expert groups, namely the Risk Assessment Group and the Risk Management Group. The decision was to reinforce the current measures with…


10 measures to support companies and the self-employed impacted by Covid-19

On Friday 6 March, during the Council of Ministers, the Federal Government approved 10 measures to support businesses and the self-employed impacted by Covid-19. The two main aims of these measures are to enable companies affected to grant their employees temporary unemployment in order to safeguard jobs, and to provide for arrangements for spreading, postponing and exempting the payment of contributions, withholding taxes and social and fiscal payments for companies and the self-employed.…