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Compilation of State aid rules in force

Situation as at 15 April 2014

This section offers the possibility to consult and download a single file containing the EU State aid rules in force. It is possible to download the entire set of rules, or to download a specific section – see list of sections below. This collection contains the legislation applicable to manufacturing industry and services. It does not contain the specific rules applicable to agriculture, fisheries, transport and coal.

Please note that for the examination of unlawful aid it may be necessary to apply old frameworks or guidelines, since the Commission should apply the compatibility rules in force at the moment the aid was granted. These old provisions can be consulted in the archive folder of the section Legislation.

The Compilation is currently available in English, French and German.

EU Rules Applicable to State Aid – containing all sections below (17,5 MB)

Table of contents

A. Treaty provisions on State aid

B. General Procedural Rules

C. Enabling Regulation and General Block Exemption Regulation

D. Temporary rules established in response to the economic and financial crisis

E. Horizontal rules

F. Sector-specific rules

G. Specific aid instruments

H. Reference/discount rates and recovery interest rates

I. Transparency of Financial Relations between Member States and Public Undertakings

J. Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)


Changes to previous versions of the compilation

Date of update Changes
15.04.2014 Section B.2.1.1. replaced - Commission Regulation (EC) No 372/2014 of 9 April 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty, as regards Part III.2, Part III.3 and Part III.7 of its Annex I
Section F.8.1.1. created - Communication from the Commission on interpretative guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road
Section F.8.6 replaced - Communication from the Commission - Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines
Section F.8.7 removed - Application of Articles 92 and 93 of the EC Treaty and Article 61 of the EEA agreement to State aids in the aviation sector

01.02.2014

15.01.2014

Section E.7.1.2 created - Communication from the Commission — Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments
Section C.2.1. replaced - Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid
Section E.5.4 created - Communication from the Commission concerning the prolongation of the application of the Community framework for State aid for R&D&I
Section G.3.1.1 replaced - Communication from the Commission amending the Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Article 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to short-term export-credit insurance
15.11.2013 Section F.1.1. replaced - Communication from the Commission on State aid for films and other audiovisual works – Sections F.1.2 to F.1.4 removed
03.09.2013 Section B.1.1.3 created - Council Regulation (EU) No 734/2013 of 22 July 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty
31.07.2013 Section D.1 Removed - Horizontal rules Section D.2 Modified
Financial sector: Section D.2.1 Removed - Communication from the Commission — The application of State aid rules to measures taken in relation to financial institutions in the context of the current global financial crisis
Section D.1.5 Created - Communication from the Commission on the application, from 1 January 2012, of State aid rules to support measures in favour of financial institutions in the context of the financial crisis ('2011 Prolongation Communication') (Text with EEA relevance)
Section D.1.6 Created - Communication from the Commission on the application, from 1 August 2013, of State aid rules to support measures in favour of banks in the context of the financial crisis ('Banking Communication') (Text with EEA relevance)
Section E.4.1 Modified - Guidelines on national regional aid for 2007-2013
Section E.4.6 Created - Guidelines on national regional aid for 2014-2020
29.01.2013 Section F.7.1 Replaced - Communication from the Commission — EU Guidelines for the application of State aid rules in relation to the rapid deployment of broadband networks. Section G.3.1 Replaced - Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to short-term export-credit insurance (Text with EEA relevance). Section G.3.1.1 Added - Communication from the Commission amending the Annex to the Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to short-term export-credit insurance (Text with EEA relevance). Sections G.3.2 until G.3.5 deleted
2.10.2012 Section E.8.3 Created - Commission communication concerning the prolongation of the application of the Community guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty of 1 October 2004
1.07.2012 Section E.6.3 Created - Communication from the Commission — Guidelines on certain State aid measures in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012
1.05.2012 Section J.4 Created - Commission Regulation (EU) No 360/2012 of 25 April 2012 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid granted to undertakings providing services of general economic interest
9.01.2012 Sections F.5.1 Replaced by new text - Revised rules for assessing state aid for shipbuilding Sections F.5.2 to F.5 .4 deleted
3.02.2012 New SGEI package - Section J.1.2 Deleted - Communication from the Commission amending the period of application of the Communication from the Commission — Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation, Section J.1 Replaced - Communication from the Commission on the application of the European Union State aid rules to compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest. Section J.2 Replaced -Commission Decision of 20 December on the application of Article 106(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to State aid in the form of public service compensation granted to certain undertakings entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest. Section J.3 Added- European Union framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation (2011)
14.12.2011 Section J.1.2 Created - Communication from the Commission amending the period of application of the Communication from the Commission — Community framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation
01.03.2011 Section E 4.3 updated (Regional aid), Sections D 1.4, D 2.5 (Temporary rules established in response to the economic and financial crisis), E. 7.1.1 (Risk capital), F 8.1-F 8.7 (Transport), F 9.1 (Coal), G 3.5 (Export credit insurance) added
21.01.2010 Section B 2.1.1 added - Commission Regulation (EC) No 1125/2009 of 23 November 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 659/1999 laying down detailed rules for the application of Article 93 of the EC Treaty, as regards Part III.2, Part III.3 and Part III.7 of its Annex I . Sections E.2.2 and E.3.2 updated
15.12.2009 Section D.1.3 created - Communication from the Commission amending the Temporary Community Framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis
01.12.2009 Section A updated - following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on 1 December 2009
03.11.2009 Section D.1.2 created - Communication from the Commission amending the Temporary Community Framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis
27.10.2009 Section F.2.1 updated - new Broadcasting Communication replacing the 2001 Communication
30.09.2009 Section F7 created - containing guidelines on rapid deployment of broadband networks
22.09.2009 Section E.4.2 has been updated
27.08.2009 This update introduces changes until 27.8.2009. Sections D.2.4 and E.8.2.1 have been added. Sections E.2.1 and E.3.1 have been updated.
10.07.2009 This update includes all communications adopted between 1.11.2008 and 10.7.2009. A new section (D) has been created to include all temporary rules established in response to the economic and financial crisis.
  
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