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.