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Consultation on the Notice on the notion of State aid

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 including courts dealing with state aid, academics and lawyers.

Period of consultation

From 17.01.2014 to 14.03.2014

Objective of the consultation

The notice on the notion of aid is an integral part of the Commission's State aid modernisation (SAM) programme. The notice intends to provide practical guidance in order to identify State aid measures pursuant to Article 107 (1) of the TFEU, which have to be notified to and approved by the Commission before being lawfully implemented. In doing so, the draft notice aims to cover all the constitutive elements of the notion of State aid: existence of an undertaking, imputability of the measure to the State, financing through State resources, grant of an advantage, selectivity and effect on trade and competition.

View the consultation document

Draft guidance: bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

Contact details

Responsible service: Directorate-General for Competition – Unit A3. State aid policy and scrutiny
E-mail address:
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.3639 – Notion of aid

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
State aid Registry
Ref.: HT.3639 – Notion of aid
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

Replies to the consultation

Member States
  • Bulgaria - Permanent Representation bg
  • Croatia - Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs Sector en
  • Czech Republic - Permanent Representation cs
  • Denmark - Ministry of Transport en
  • Denmark - Ministry of Business and Growth en
  • Estonia - Permanent Representation en
  • Finland - Ministry of Employment and the Economy en - en
  • France - Permanent Representation fr - fr
  • Germany - Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie de
  • Hungary - Permanent Representation en
  • Italy - Permanent Representation it
  • Latvia - Ministry of Finance lv
  • Netherlands - Ministerie van Economische Zaken en
  • Slovak Republic - Ministry of Finance sk
  • Spain - Permanent Representation es
  • Sweden - Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications en
  • United Kingdom - Permanent Representation en
Public authorities
  • Belgium - Vlaamse Overeid nl
  • EFTA Surveillance Authority en
  • Germany - Die Bürogemeinschaft de
  • Germany - Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the German Land Baden-Württemberg de
  • Finland - The Government of Åland sv
  • France - Etablissement public Loire fr - fr
  • Lithuania - Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania lt
  • Norway - Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries en
  • Poland - Office of Competition and Consumer Protection pl
Registered organisations
  • Belgium - Conseil des Communes et Régions d'Europe - CCRE en
  • Belgium - ConcertES fr
  • Belgium - Cooperatives Europe en
  • Belgium - European Association of Public Banks en
  • Belgium - European Association of Mutual Guarantee Societies (AECM) en
  • Belgium - Eurometaux en
  • Belgium - International Association of Public Transport (UITP) en
  • Denmark - Confederation of Danish Industry en
  • Finland - Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities - AFLRA en
  • Finland - Confederation of Finnish Industries EK en
  • France - Union Fédérale d'Intervention des Structures Culturelles - UFISC fr
  • France - Eurodom fr
  • France - Pour l'Europe fr
  • France - L'Union sociale pour l'habitat fr
  • Germany - AGFW de
  • Germany - Bundesverband Deutscher Privatkliniken de
  • Germany - Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie e.V. de
  • Germany - Bundesverband Öffentlicher Banken Deutschlands de
  • Germany - Handwerkskammer München und Oberbayern de
  • Germany - Landeshauptstadt München de
  • Germany - Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag e.V. (DIHK) de
  • Germany - Verband kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. de
  • Germany - ThyssenKrupp AG de - en
  • Germany - Verband Deutscher Bürgschaftsbanken e.V. (VDB) de
  • Germany - mtm plastics GmbH (contribution of BDE Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V. de - de
  • Germany - Die Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft de - en
  • Germany - Verband der Industriellen Energie- und Kraftwirtschaft e.V. - VIK de
  • Germany - Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft e.V. - BDE de
  • Netherlands - Philips en
  • Norway - Norsk Hydro en
  • United Kingdom - CBI en
Non-registered organisations
  • Austria - Voestalpine AG / G-U en
  • Germany - Bundesvereinigung der kommunalen Spitzenverbände de
  • Germany - Handwerkskammer Halle (Saale) de
  • Germany - Westdeutscher Handwerkskammertag de
  • Germany - Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks e.V. (ZDH) de
  • Ireland - Ryanair en
  • Italy - Istituto Bruno Leoni en
  • Lithuania - The Lithuanian Free Market Institute en
  • Netherlands - SEO Economic Research en
  • Netherlands - Port of Rotterdam en
  • Netherlands - Nysingh advocaten-notarissen B.V. en
  • Slovakia - Institute of Economic and Social Studies - INESS en
  • United Kingdom - Centre of European Law (King's College London) en
  • United Kingdom - Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) en
  • United Kingdom - European Competition Lawyers Forum (ECLF) en - en
Individual contributions
  • Magdalena Kantak-Wawoczna pl
  • Prof. Dr. Raymond Luja en

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