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Draft Guidelines on environmental and energy State aid for 2014-2020


Policy field

Competition: State aid


Target group

Public authorities, citizens, companies and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from the national authorities dealing with state aid rules.


Period of consultation

From 18.12.2013 to 14.02.2014


Objective of the consultation

The objective of the consultation is to gather Member States, stakeholders and citizens at large opinions on the draft guidelines on environmental and energy aid for the period 2014-2020.

The draft guidelines set out the conditions under which state aid measures may be declared compatible with the internal market. The proposal is based on the Commission's decision practice as well as on its analysis of the current market and policy conditions in the environmental and energy sectors.

The contents of this consultation may not be interpreted as stating an official position of the European Commission.


View the consultation document

Paper of the services of DG Competition containing draft Guidelines on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020.

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Reference documents and other, related consultations

On February 2014 a multilateral meeting was held with Member States to discuss the draft Guidelines. (Slides presented by the Commission)


Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks

The consultation period is 8 weeks. This is the 3rd public consultation on the issue. A first consultation based on a questionnaire was held in the autumn of 2012, a consultation paper with the main topics was published in spring 2013.


Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Competition – Unit for State aids Energy and Environment
E-mail address: stateaidgreffe@ec.europa.eu
Ref.: "HT 359 - Consultation on Community Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection"

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
State aid Registry
Ref.: "HT 359 - Consultation on Community Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection"
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
BELGIQUE/BELGIE

Replies to the consultation


Results of the consultation and next steps

On 9 April 2014 the Commission adopted new Guidelines on environmental and energy aid for 2014-2020.

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