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State aid modernisation: reform of State aid procedures


Policy field

Competition: State aid


Target group

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from Member States (both at central, regional and local level), individual companies, business associations, bar associations, academics (mainly in the legal field), especially if they have been directly or indirectly part to State aid proceedings.


Period of consultation

From 13.07.2012 to 05.10.2012

Objective of the consultation

On 8 May 2012, the Commission adopted the Communication on "EU State aid modernisation (SAM)", which officially launches a comprehensive reform of the State aid framework. This reform will ensure that State aid policy contributes both to the implementation of the Europe 2020 Agenda, which is Europe's growth strategy for this decade, and to budget consolidation.
The planned revision of Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 of 22 March 1999 laying down detailed rules of procedure to deal with State aid cases ("the Procedural Regulation") is one of the building blocks of the State aid modernisation package.
The present consultation mainly aims at collecting the views of the Member States and stakeholders on the two aspects of the State aid Procedural framework which need to be overhauled: improving the handling of complaints and ensuring that the Commission obtains complete and correct information.

View the questionnaire


Reference documents

Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - EU State Aid Modernisation (SAM)

Other SAM-related open consultations: Legislation in force:

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Competition – Unit H4
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT. 3743
E-mail address for replies: stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu
Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
State aid Registry
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgique / België
Fax: +32 2 298 65 52

Replies to the consultation

Member states
  • Bulgaria - Ministry of Economy, Energy and tourism bg
  • Czech Republic - Office for the Protection of Competition cs
  • Denmark - Ministry of Economy dk
  • Estonia - Ministry of Finance et
  • Finland - Ministry of Employment and Economy fi
  • France - Permanent Representation of France to the EU fr
  • Germany - Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie de
  • Hungary - Ministry of national development hu
  • Latvia - Ministry of Finance lv
  • Lithuania - Ministry of Education and Science lt
  • Lithuania - Ministry of Economy lt
  • Netherlands - The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation nl
  • Poland - Office of Competition and Consumer Protection pl
  • Romania - Competition Council ro
  • United Kingdom - Department for Business, Innovation and Skills en
Public authorities
  • Finland - Provincial Government of Åland fi
  • SALAR - Swedish association of local and regional authorities and regions sv
Registered organisations
  • AFEP - Association française des entreprises privées fr
  • ARD-ZDF de
  • Austria - Bundesarbeitskammer de
  • BDI - Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. de
  • BUSINESSEUROPE en
  • DI - Confederation of Danish Industry en
  • EDF - Electricité de France fr
  • FIPRA International en
  • Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. en
  • VPRT - Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telemedien de
Non-registered organisations
  • Attard Limited en
  • European Competition Lawyers Forum en
  • Mytilineos Holdings SA en
  • Ryanair en
  • Schuette law SPRL en
  • UNPI - Union nationale de la propriété immobilière fr
  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain en
Individual contributions
  • Anonymous en
  • Schinkel en
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