The European Commission has authorised, under the EC Treaty State aid rules, a measure adopted by Luxembourg to limit the adverse impact of the current financial crisis on export firms, under which exportcredit agency, Ducroire Luxembourg, will provide export-credit insurance to complement insurance policies taken out with private insurance companies. The Luxembourg authorities notified the European Commission of the measure in the context of the Commission Communication on short-term export-credit insurance and with reference to the Commission's Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis, amended on 25 February 2009. It should be noted that this measure is of limited duration and scope, with a budget of €25 million. It is therefore compatible with the principles underpinning the single market and the Commission is therefore authorising the measure until 31 December 2010.