State aid guidelines

 

The Authority adopts guidelines on the interpretation of the state aid rules. Please note that the guidelines are not continuously updated. Occasionally, cross-references between the different guidelines may be outdated.

 

 

 NameDate of adoption 
THE NOTION OF STATE AID18.1.2017
See also: The Commission's analytical grids on state aid to infrastructure 2016
PROCEDURAL RULES
Applicable rules for the assessment of unlawful state aid
3.5.2007
Recovery of unlawful and incompatible state aid 17.12.2008
Enforcement of state aid law by national courts 10.6.2009
Professional secrecy in state aid decisions
18.2.2004
Guidelines on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of state aid16.12.2009
Guidelines on Best Practice for the conduct of state aid control procedures 16.12.2009
HORIZONTAL RULES
Aid to Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
19.4.2006
Regional state aid for 2014-2020 (consolidated version)23.10.2013 
(amended 16.7.2014)
State aid to promote risk finance investments (consolidated version)12.3.2014
(amended 16.7.2014)
State aid for research and development and innovation
9.7.2014
Guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-202016.7.2014
Aid in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post 2012 (2013-2020)19.12.2012
Aid for rescuing and restructuring non-financial undertakings in difficulty 2014-2020
10.9.2014
Criteria for the analysis of the compatibility of state aid for training subject to individual notification25.11.2009
Criteria for the analysis of the compatibility of state aid for the employment of disadvantaged and disabled workers subject to individual notification
16.12.2009
Criteria for the analysis of the compatibility with the functioning of the EEA Agreement of state aid to promote the execution of important projects of common European interest27.4.2016
SECTOR SPECIFIC RULES
Methodology for analysing state aid linked to stranded costs
18.12.2002
Aid to maritime transport
31.3.2004
State aid to ship management companies 14.10.2009

Guidelines for state aid for railway undertakings

17.12.2008
State aid to airports and airlines 
28.5.2014 
(amended 16.7.2014)
Application of state aid rules to public service broadcasting 3.2.2010
Application of state aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks (consolidated version)
20.2.2013 
(amended 16.7.2014)
State aid for films and other audiovisual works (consolidated version)26.3.2014 
(amended 16.7.2014)
SPECIFIC AID INSTRUMENTS
State guarantees
17.12.2008
Short-term export-credit insurance 2013-2018 30.1.2013
RULES ON PUBLIC SERVICE COMPENSATION, STATE OWNERSHIP OF ENTERPRISES AND AID TO PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
Compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest25.1.2012
Framework for state aid in the form of public service compensation 25.1.2012
Public authorities' holdings
19.1.1994
RULES REGARDING APPLICABLE RATES
Conversion between national currencies and EURO 5.11.2003

Reference and Discount Rates

17.12.2008
TEMPORARY RULES REGARDING FINANCIAL CRISIS
The recapitalisation of financial institutions in the current financial crisis
29.1.2009
The treatment of impaired assets in the EEA banking sector
22.4.2009
Return to viability and the assessment of restructuring measures in the financial sector in the current crisis under the state aid rules 25.11.2009
Financial crisis Guidelines 2011 2.3.2011
Financial crisis Guidelines 2012 14.12.2011
2013 Banking Guidelines 27.11.2013





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