EU Culture Council on Corona crisis: Pearle* welcomes the exchange of information of EU Culture Ministers and underlines the extreme urgency to give immediate and long-term support for the live performance (April 2020)

On 8 April 2020, Culture Ministers from all 27 EU Member States virtually met to discuss national and European measures to mitigate the impact of the Corona crisis on the cultural sector. Pearle* - Live Performance Europe welcomes the initiative of the Croatian Presidency of having organised the exchange.

After the meeting, Croatian Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek emphasised the extremely difficult situation of the cultural and creative sectors hardly hit by the crisis and the lockdown. Culture Ministers also expressed concerns about the quick recovery of cultural sectors after the immediate crisis and announced to assess the post crisis period and look into joint action.

Pearle* President Morten Gjelten said: “Joint action at EU level in addition to national measures is urgently needed if we want to put live performance organisations back on track. We want to ensure that our citizens can continue to enjoy culture, that’s why we need to act now and think about extra financial support and appropriate, sustainable measures in the field of employment, taxes, cross-border mobility, and others.”

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