Zenith CC&P Current Awareness

European Commission consults on State aid regulation and guidelines

8 January 2019

Prof. Suzanne Rab

The European Commission announced on 7 January that it will extend by two years certain State aid measures which were due to expire at the end of 2020.

The measures include: the General Block Exemption Regulation, the De Minimis Regulation, the Guidelines on regional aid, the Guidelines on energy and environment aid, the Guidelines on state aid for risk finance investments, the Guidelines on rescue and restructuring aid and the Communication on important projects of common European interest.  These measures were adopted as part of the State Aid Modernisation Programme.

The Commission is also conducting an evaluation or ‘fitness check’ of these measures and other State aid measures including Framework for state aid for research and development and innovation, the Guidelines on state aid to airports and airlines, the 2008 Railway Guidelines and the 2012 Communication on short term export credit.  The results will be made available in a Commission Staff Working Document.

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