Romania: First series of economic and tax measures tackling Covid-19 enacted

The first series of more comprehensive measures adopted by the Romanian government in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak have been published in the Official Gazette and entered into force on 21 March 2020. The purpose of this article is to briefly outline the context and implications of GEO 29/2020 for the business environment.

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