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State Aid Weekly

State Aid control

The new approach to State aids – recent reforms under the State Aid Action Plan and next steps

Conference, 21 November 2008, Brussels

In the course of this full-day event, chaired by the Commissioner for competition, Ms. Neelie Kroes, the Commission presented the draft simplification package - the final step of the current reform of EU State Aid control. The Commission also addressed the role of State aid control in the current financial crisis.

Speech by Commissioner Neelie Kroes: "The State Aid Action Plan: a roadmap for reform and recovery"


Presentation of DG COMP team

Presentation of Luc Rousseau, Director General for Enterprise in the French Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industry

Presentation of Ian Rodgers

Participants received a copy of a special edition of the Competition Policy newsletter focusing on State aid. The revised vademecum on State aid rules was also distributed.

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