The home appliance industry called the European Commission for extraordinary measures to help the sector cope with the unprecedented situation generated by the outbreak of Covid-19. “The health response to this unprecedented situation is indisputably a priority for us all – said Peter Götz, APPLiA’s President -. We also have to consider the consequences of this crisis on our sector, although not yet totally identifiable nor quantifiable. To preserve the continuation and the future of the home appliance industry in Europe, key legal requirements need to be alleviated now”. As communicated by APPLiA, “the household appliance industry commitment in achieving the EU’s decarbonisation goals is intact. However, the extraordinary times we are living today call for extraordinary measures. This way our sector can focus its efforts in taking up this challenge in due time”. The letter sent to the President of the European Commission von der Leyen is available here. “At this moment in time, we expect decisive actions from the Commission and all EU decision-makers to help us preserve the workforce and expertise we have in Europe”, commented Paolo Falcioni, APPLiA’s Director General.