2 EU BUSINESS NEWS / Q2 2020 Editor’s Note , Welcome to the Q2 edition of EU Business News. We are a quarterly publication designed to showcase the latest updates and insights from across the European Union. It’s been an incredibly challenging fewmonths. Here at EU Business News - an online publication- we have been fortunate that the move to remote working was a reasonably easy decision to make. For others, its been a time of incredibly swift changes. These changes, so often needing considerable thought and resources, have had to happen almost literally overnight. Many have had to fundamentally change how they conduct business, and how their employees work. Others have been thrust into uncertainty, trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy and continuation. Traditional businesses have had to pivot. Brick and mortar establishments have had to become online and agile. Manufacturing companies have moved towards – wherever possible – helping combat the impact of COVID-19 in their localities. It’s been an unprecedented time. Hopefully, we’ve seen the worst of it, and with lessons learned and new infrastructure and preparations in place, we canmove forward more robust. More prepared. Despite all of this, the EU’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on, even when the rest of the world has stopped at a standstill. Recovery might take time but recover we shall, that much is certain. The team at EU Business News sincerely hope you stay safe and well. Laura Brookes, Senior Editor Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0082 Email: l.brooke [email protected] Website: www.business-news.eu AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.