Spain's Economic Measures to Mitigate the Effects of COVID-19

April 14, 2020

The global threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented situation, which raises many legal challenges at both the international and national level.

In response to these challenges, the Government of Spain has approved a package of measures consisting in: (1) the Royal Decree-Law 7/2020 of March 12, adopting urgent measures to respond to the economic impact of COVID-19, (2) the Royal Decree 463/2020 of March 14, declaring the state of emergency, and (3) the Royal Decree-Law 8/2020 of March 18, implementing extraordinary measures to respond to the economic and social impact of COVID-19.

These measures form part of the Government’s broader set of actions to protect the health and safety of citizens, as well as to mitigate the social and economic impact of the pandemic.

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