Poland, Italy, Spain will be the first to receive EU financial support for jobs under the SURE
program in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis – this information was announced by
the Poland’s radio.
“These three countries had negative effect caused by the crisis. The money will reach them very
quickly. We are doing everything we can to save jobs in Europe”, – said Ursula von der Leyen.
What is SURE program? The temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an
Emergency (SURE) is available for Member States that need to mobilise significant financial
means to fight the negative economic and social consequences of the coronavirus outbreak on
their territory. It can provide financial assistance up to EUR 100 billion in the form of loans from
the EU to affected Member States to address sudden increases in public expenditure for the
preservation of employment.
This program is one of three 540 billion. parts of the EU economic rescue plans during a