State aid guidelines

 

The Authority has adopted guidelines on the interpretation of Article 61 EEA. The guidelines codify the approach that will be taken by the Authority in assessing state aid cases. The guidelines are broadly equivalent to the corresponding guidelines, communications and notices adopted by the Commission.

 

 
PART I    PREFACE
  Introduction
  Legal basis and general provisions
PART II  PROCEDURAL RULES
  Applicable rules for the assessment of unlawful state aid
  Recovery of unlawful and incompatible state aid
  Enforcement of state-aid law by national courts Authority in the state aid field
   Professional secrecy in state aid decisions
   Guidelines on a simplified procedure for treatment of certain types of state aid
   Guidelines on Best Practice for the conduct of state aid control procedures
PART III   HORIZONTAL RULES
  Aid to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES)
  National regional aid 2014 – 2020 
  State aid to  promote risk finance investments 
  State aid for research and development and innovation 
  State aid for environmental protection and energy 
  Aid in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme 2012
  Aid for rescuing and restructuring non-financial undertakings in difficulty
  Criteria for the analysis of the compatibility of state aid for training subject to individual notification
  Criteria for the analysis of the compatibility of state aid for the employment of disadvantaged and disabled workers subject to individual notification
PART IV  SECTOR SPECIFIC RULES
  Methodology for analysing state aid linked to stranded costs
  Aid to maritime transport
  Guidance on State aid to Ship management companies
  The application of the state aid rules to public service broadcasting
  Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines 
  State aid for films and other audiovisual works 
  Guidelines for state aid for railway undertakings
   Application of state aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks
PART V SPECIFIC AID INSTRUMENTS
  State guarantees
  Short-term export-credit insurance
  Application of state aid rules to measures relating to direct business taxation
  State aid elements in sales of land and building by public authorities
PART VI RULES ON PUBLIC SERVICE COMPENSATION, STATE OWNERSHIP OF ENTERPRISES AND AID TO PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
  Compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest
  Framework for state aid in the form of public service compensation
  Public authorities' holdings
  Application of state aid provisions to public enterprises in the manufacturing sector
PART VII RULES REGARDING APPLICABLE RATES
  Conversions between national currencies and Euro
 

Reference and Discount Rates

PART VIII TEMPORARY RULES REGARDING FINANCIAL CRISIS
  The recapitalisation of financial institutions in the current financial crisis 
  The Treatment of Impaired Assets in the EEA Banking Sector
  Return to viability and the assessment of restructuring measures in the financial sector in the current crisis under the State aid rules
   Financial crisis Guidelines 2011
   Financial crisis Guidelines 2012
   2013 Banking Guidelines

Important note for users

The State Aid Guidelines provided on the Authority's website are a consolidated version of the Authority's official State Aid Guidelines. The Authority cannot guarantee that the online version exactly reproduces the officially adopted text. Occasionally, cross-references between the different chapters of the Guidelines may no longer be relevant, following amendments or deletions of chapters.

For the authentic version of the State Aid Guidelines, the individual chapters of the Guidelines published in the EEA Section of the Official Journal (OJ) of the European Union or the EEA Supplement thereto should be consulted.




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