New Italian measures to cope with covid-19 in light of EU and WTO law
On 6 April 2020, the Italian Government adopted a Law Decree (so-called “Decreto Liquidità”) laying down additional measures to support companies negatively affected by the economic consequences of the Covid-19 outbreak. These measures aim at alleviating the devastating effects of the outbreak on the Italian economy. However, it would appear that some of the measures may raise issues in light of EU and WTO law.
Since the final text of the Law Decree has not yet been published in the Italian Official Journal, this flash alert is based on the measures as described in the press release issued by the Italian Government on 6 April 2020.