Further to President Giuseppe Conte and Minister of Economy and Finance Roberto Gualtieri proposal, the Council of Ministers has approved a Decree Law introducing urgent measures regarding access to credit and deferral of obligations for businesses, as well as special powers in legal and strategically important sectors.
The COVID-19 crisis is causing governments around the world to rapidly respond in order to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals. On a daily basis, global policy changes are being proposed and enacted related to extending filing deadlines and providing tax cuts and incentives.
Law decree 18/2020, in order to cope with the crisis that Italian companies are facing due to the spread of the COVID-19, has provided in art. 56 for financial support measures in favour of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
It has been published in the Official Gazette (OG General Series n.76 of 22-03-2020) the new decree of the President of the Council of Ministers (DPCM) which aims to tighten the restrictions introduced with previous legislative and regulatory interventions by providing for new measures, applicable to the whole national territory, regarding the containment and manag