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Legislation archive > Block Exemption Regulations

Block exemption Regulations

Review of Regulation 994/98 as part of the State Aid Modernisation
  • Proposal for a Council Regulation bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sl sk sv pdf amending Regulation (EC) No 994/98 of 7 May 1998 on the application of Articles 92 and 93 (now 87 and 88 respectively) of the Treaty establishing the European Community to certain categories of horizontal State aid and Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road.
    COM(2012)730 final, 5 December 2012
    Press release
    Frequently asked questions
Proposal to amend Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98
  • Commission staff paper - 5 October 2006. Draft proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98 of 7 May 1998 on the application of Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to certain categories of horizontal state aid.
    cs da de et el en es fr it lt lv hu nl pl pt sk sl fi sv pdf
  • Proposal to amend Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98 ("Enabling Regulation")

    Commission staff paper - 5 October 2006. Draft proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 994/98 of 7 May 1998 on the application of Articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty establishing the European Community to certain categories of horizontal state aid.
    cs da de et el en es fr it lt lv hu nl pl pt sk sl fi svpdf

State aid: Commission report highlights benefits to Member States of block exemption regulations, 21.12.2006
Prolongation of existing block exemption regulations
Third draft general block exemption regulation – 28.02.2008
Draft general block exemption regulation - 08.09.2007

The draft was published in the Official Journal in 22 languages.
The deadline for comments was 8 October 2007

Prolongation of the SME, training and employment Block Exemption Regulation until 30 June 2008
Training aid
SME aid
Employment aid
Regional Aid
  • Commission working document: Guidance on the in-depth assessment of regional aid to large investment projects
    bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv pdf
    The deadline for comments was 27 February 2009
  • Commission communication - Review of the guidelines on national regional aid for the period after 1 January 2007
    Official Journal C 110, 08.05.2003, page 24
    Press release
  • Block Exemption Regulation - Regional Aid Guidelines
    cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv nl pl pt sk sl sv pdf

    New notification forms for regional aid
    cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv nl pl pt sk sl sv pdf

    Published for information purposes only and without any prejudice to the official text as will be published in the Official Journal
  • Second draft of the Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to national regional investment aid - to be discussed with the experts of the Member states in an advisory committee on state aid on 26.9.2006
    cs da de en es el et fi fr hu it lt lv nl pl pt sk sl sv pdf
  • Draft Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the EC Treaty to national regional investment aid - invitation to submit comments - 20.05.2006

    Official Journal C 120 of 20.05.2006, p. 2
    es cs da de et el en fr it lv lt hu nl pl pt sk sl fi sv pdf

    On 21 December 2005, the Commission adopted in principle a draft regulation to exempt regional investment aid from the notification requirement in Article 88(3) of the EC Treaty. The objective of the draft Regulation is to simplify administrative procedures for Member tates, while reinforcing transparency and legal certainty. A first draft of the Regulation was discussed with the State aid Advisory Committee on 6 April 2006 and the BER was very much welcomed by all Member States. The draft was published on 20 May 2006 in the Official Journal in all languages for comments and, according to the Procedural Regulation, a revised draft will be discussed with Member States in early autumn. The objective is to adopt the regional BER before the end of this year, so that it will enter into force on 1 January 2007 for the new programming period. Deadline for submitting comments on the draft regulation was 3 July 2006.
  • Non-Paper from the services of DG Competition for discussion at a first Multilateral Meeting with experts from the Member States on 1-2 February 2005
    cs da de et el en es fr it nl pt fi sv pdf
  • Review of the Regional Aid Guidelines – a first consultation paper for the experts in the Member States
    da de el en es fr it nl pt fi sv pdf
  • Review of Community guidelines for national regional aid (226 KB)
    Report prepared by Ibex Consultants pdf, April 2003
  • Methodology and Indicators Used by Member States to determine eligible regions for Regional State Aid for 2000-2006: An Inventory of Choices and Summary of Efficiency analyses, Report by LRDP pdf
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1628/2006 of 24 October 2006 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to national regional investment aid (Block Exemption Regulation for regional aid)
    Official Journal L 302 of 01.11.2006, p. 29
  • Press release (IP/06/1453, 24.10.2006)
  
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