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Hard-pressed Danish islands are corona-using

The many Danish islands, which are typically heavily dependent on travel receipts and the hard hit of coronakrisen, now for the first time, targeted financial support.

the Recipients of the special island promotional loans drop in the entire 2020 to paying off on the loans. The government has decided.

It must ensure that in the current economic crisis pulled money out of the companies, as they have been barred from serving in the spring.

- the small islands are particularly vulnerable, because everything hangs together on a small island, says minister of trade Simon Kollerup (S).

- It hits the islands ' shops and craftsmen hard, when the tourists are absent. Loaded tumbles faster. Therefore, we give now a targeted help, which better corporate liquidity in the here and now, he says.

Dorthe Winther, president of the 27 islands Association of Danish small Islands, is very happy for the economic boost.

- Many tourism businesses and small artisans around on the islands has got a island-promotional loans to start up their business. So come coronaen and get it all to fall apart. The money they have already lost in the year, they can not manage to earn in other places, she says.

She estimates that about 75 percent of the island-the loans are given to tourism businesses, while a second major group are the small craft.

Lasse Højgaard driver along with his wife, Karen, of lake limfjord island of Fur the store Rakla with arts and crafts, wine, and yarn and strikdesign.

- This is really amazing and a very big relief. For we have not had a penny in revenue this year. We are largely dependent on the tourists in the high season. Easter week tends to be a big omsætningsuge for us, and we had, of course, did not open, he says.

According to a new analysis from the Agriculture & Food came bykommunerne in addition, fast on its feet again after the financial crisis in 2008. The country's yderkommuner, by contrast, has still not recouped its losses.

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