On April 4, 2020, the European Commission tabled a new legislative instrument that would introduce temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency(‘SURE’). First announced 2 days prior in a press release, the law is intended to be a regulation. The legislator’s choice to implement this by means of a regulation is warranted, considering the need for a speedy and direct applicability across the Union. This will be a temporary EU financial aid instrument. At this stage, the Commission is seeking swift approval to its legislative proposal by the Council of Ministers. MORE.