The European Commission approved the modified €2 billion Greek repayable advance scheme to support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak.
The Commission found certain amendments to be in line with the Temporary Framework.
It is estimated that more than 100,000 companies will be able to benefit from the modification of the existing scheme.
Furthermore, following the recent amendment of Temporary Framework, the amended scheme also allows micro and small enterprises to benefit from the measure even if they were considered in difficulty on 31 December 2019 under certain conditions.
The Commission 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) TFEU and the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework.
On this basis, the Commission approved the measure under EU State aid rules. More information on the Temporary Framework and other actions taken by the Commission to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.