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EU Member States Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: FRANCE

by Simion & Baciu Law Firm May 26, 2020

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  1. Containment cost France nearly 6 points of GDP. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200512-covid-19-le-confinement-a-co%C3%BBt%C3%A9-pr%C3%A8s-de-6-points-de-pib-%C3%A0-la-france)
  2. France is preparing a "Marshall plan" for tourism. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200512-covid-19-la-france-pr%C3%A9pare-un-plan-marshall-du-tourisme)
  3. Air France accuses a loss of 1.8 billion euros and plans job cuts. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200507-air-france-accuse-un-perte-de-1-8-milliard-d-euros-et-envisage-des-suppressions-de-postes)
  4. Cycling: Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta concentrated over two and a half months. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200505-cyclisme-uci-calendrier-tour-france-giro-vuelta-paris-roubaix-covid-19-deconfinement)
  5. The StopCovid app will be launched on June 2, without the participation of Apple or Google. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200505-d%C3%A9confinement-en-france-l-application-stopcovid-lanc%C3%A9e-le-2-juin-sans-apple-ni-google)
  6. Emmanuel Macron announced a possible limitation of trips abroad during the summer holidays, including perhaps in the countries of the European Union, specifying that a decision would be taken in early June following the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200505-covid-19-on-va-limiter-les-grands-d%C3%A9placements-internationaux-cet-%C3%A9t%C3%A9-annonce-emmanuel-macron)
  7. The Élysée Palace announced that there will be no quarantine imposed on people from the EU. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200503-l-%C3%A9lys%C3%A9e-annonce-qu-il-n-y-aura-pas-de-quarantaine-pour-les-personnes-en-provenance-de-l-ue)
  8. France extends the state of health emergency until July 24. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200502-covid-19-le-gouvernement-fran%C3%A7ais-prolonge-l-%C3%A9tat-d-urgence-sanitaire
  9. More than 11 million workers are on short-time work. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200429-covid-19-en-france-plus-de-11-millions-de-salari%C3%A9s-en-ch%C3%B4mage-partiel
  10. The second round of the municipal elections will take place on June 28, with precautionary measures implemented. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200522-%C3%A9lections-municipales-le-second-tour-aura-lieu-le-28-juin
  11. "Renault plays its survival" and must commit in particular to the maintenance in France of certain activities, warned the Minister of the Economy, while also stressing that he had not yet given the green light to a loan of 5 billion euros to the constructor in distress. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200522-renault-joue-sa-survie-s-inqui%C3%A8te-le-ministre-de-l-%C3%A9conomie-bruno-le-maire
  12. The Minister of Economy said that Paris wants the rules of the European Stability Pact to be, as in 2020, also suspended in 2021, given the scale of the Covid-19 crisis. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200521-la-france-souhaite-que-le-pacte-de-stabilit%C3%A9-europ%C3%A9en-soit-aussi-suspendu-en-2021
  13. The Minister of Economy announced that he will soon present a support plan for the automotive sector and another "before July 1" for the aeronautics sector, two sectors hit hard by the economic crisis linked to the coronavirus epidemic. (https://www.france24.com/fr/20200518-france-covid19-gouvernement-annonce-plan-soutien-secteur-automobile-aeronautique
  14. The French government has decided to ban festivals and sporting events attended by more than 5,000 people until September. (https://sport.hotnews.ro/stiri-alte_sporturi-23946358-covid-19-coronavirus-pandemie-franta-concerte-evenimente-sportive-interzise.htm
  15. The Renault-Nissan alliance is set to unveil a billion-dollar cost-cutting plan and Nissan is trying to reduce its production capacity by another million vehicles. (https://economie.hotnews.ro/stiri-auto-24016314-renault-nissan-pregatesc-reduceri-costuri-miliarde.htm)
  16. The French government has announced that it "regrets" the UK's decision to introduce a mandatory quarantine for all travelers arriving in the country, informing that it will impose reciprocal measures. (https://www.hotnews.ro/stiri-international-24012528-franta-introduce-carantina-calatori-marea-britanie.htm)  

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