Commission issues a €17bn SURE social bond emission
Photo: EU Johannes Hahn.

Commission issues a €17bn SURE social bond emission

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On Tuesday, for the first time ever the Commission issued social bonds on the market, to raise money under SURE, the EU new safety net for preserving employment in areas severely hit by the pandemic. SURE, which has overall firepower of up to €100bn, will give national governments the necessary resources to finance measures to tackle unemployment and loss of income, as well as some health-related measures.

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