UPDATE 3 - ELCA communication COVID-19

Update 02/04/2020





Update 30/03/2020

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EC Guidelines on free movement of workers


Update 25/03/2020

Several colleagues are looking for more information.  

Sources of updated information on COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK: https://ec.europa.eu/info/eu-eea-and-uk_en


Communication 23/03/2020

In this difficult global COVID-19 outbreak, we need to work together more than ever. Take care of your health, that of your family, colleagues and environment.

The economic health of our companies is also important in this Corona crisis. Each country must take his responsibility. Green has no boundaries, but imaginary boundaries exist again. We therefore recommend that you follow National communications, laws and regulations carefully.

Consult and support your National Associations as they are in the frontline with you. They can provide you with the more detailed information. They represent you, your company and our sector in all the national negotiations and the agreements to be made.

As ELCA we would like to give you the EU guidelines for basic information:

‘The European Commission has adopted a Temporary Framework to enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support the economy in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Together with many other support measures that can be used by Member States under the existing State aid rules, the Temporary Framework enables Member States to ensure that sufficient liquidity remains available to businesses of all types and to preserve the continuity of economic activity during and after the COVID-19 outbreak.’

Read more on https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_496

More updated ‘EU news’ and detailed information about ‘State aid’ on https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/home/en

If you would like additional information about the situation in your neighboring country, then take a look at the website of the National Association (see Members ELCA at www.elca.info)

ELCA President Henrik Bos

ELCA Chairman Committee of Firms Yasin Otuzoglu