The aggravated economic situation as a result of the outbreak of the COVID 19 pandemic requires the intervention of state structures to guarantee economic well-being.

The Retail Association estimates that the situation in the retail sector as a whole is unenviable, while in the gastronomy sector it is extremely aggravated.

Restricting free movement as a means of stopping the spread of the virus has proven to be ineffective in reducing cases of infection while businesses’ revenues have fallen sharply, jeopardizing their future.

The network calls on the political spectrum to speed up the process of approving the budget review and reach a consensus on the Economic Recovery Package, which should provide for the continuation of wage and rent subsidies, the possibility of loan rescheduling, deferral of financial obligations and declarations. reduction of the VAT rate to 8% for the HoReCa sector.