EC is amending a previously approved Austrian liquidity assistance scheme to support Austrian enterprises affected by pandemic, in line with the State Aid Temporary Framework. As per the modified scheme, micro or small enterprises can now benefit from the measure even if they were considered in difficulty on December 31, 2019, under certain conditions. EC also increased the total budget of the scheme from EUR 15 billion to EUR 19 billion.
EC concluded that the scheme, as modified, remains necessary, appropriate, and proportionate to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a member state, in line with Article 107(3)(b) of Treaty on the Functioning of EU and the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework. On this basis, EC has approved the measure under EU State Aid rules. The scheme, which was originally approved on April 08, 2020, provides a temporary limited amount of aid in the form of direct grants, guarantees on loans and repayable advances, and guarantees on loans and subsidized interest rates on loans. The aim of the original scheme was to enable enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to cover their short-term liabilities, despite the current loss of revenues caused by the pandemic.
Related Link: News Release
Keywords: Europe EU Austria Banking COVID-19 Credit Risk State Aid Temporary Framework Loan Guarantee EC
Leading economist; commercial real estate; performance forecasting, econometric infrastructure; data modeling; credit risk modeling; portfolio assessment; custom commercial real estate analysis; thought leader.
Previous ArticleECB Allows Temporary Relief in Leverage Ratio Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published the final draft regulatory technical standards specifying and, where relevant, calibrating the minimum performance-related triggers for simple.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is undertaking the integrated reporting framework (IReF) project to integrate statistical requirements for banks into a standardized reporting framework that would be applicable across the euro area and adopted by authorities in other EU member states.
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has been awarded the top European Standard for its environmental performance under the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) set out the Financial Services Industry Transformation Map 2025 and, in collaboration with the SGX Group, launched ESGenome.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision met, shortly after a gathering of the Group of Central Bank Governors and Heads of Supervision (GHOS), the oversight body of BCBS.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) welcomed the work of the international audit and assurance standard setters—the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
The Bank of England (BoE) published a Statistical Notice (2022/18), which informs that due to the Bank Holiday granted for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral on Monday September 19, 2022.
The French Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR) announced that the European Banking Authority (EBA) has updated its filing rules and the implementation dates for certain modules of the EBA reporting framework 3.2.
The European Central Bank (ECB) published a paper that examines how credit rating agencies accepted by the Eurosystem, as part of the Eurosystem Credit Assessment Framework (ECAF)
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced reduction in the aggregate Committed Liquidity Facility (CLF) for authorized deposit-taking entities to ~USD 33 billion on September 01, 2022.