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Regional aid

The ultimate purpose of regional state aid is to support economic development and employment. The regional aid guidelines set out the rules under which Member States can grant state aid to companies to support investments in new production facilities in the less advantaged regions of Europe or to extend or modernise existing facilities. The guidelines also contain rules for Member States to draw up regional aid maps (the geographical areas where companies can receive regional state aid, and at which intensities).

Legislation 2014 - 2020

Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020. The new Guidelines have entered into force on 1 July 2014.
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Official Journal C209, 23.07.2013
Impact Assessment Report
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Press release

Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020: Acceptance of the proposed appropriate measures pursuant to Article 108(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by all Member States
Official Journal C 101, 5.04.2014

About the review of the guidelines: public consultation

Supplementary information sheets for notification of regional aid to be granted by Member States after 1 July 2014 under the Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020

These Supplementary Information Sheets are not mandatory. It is, however, recommended that – until their final version is approved as a part of the revision of the Implementing Regulation – Member States use them for notifications of any regional aid to be granted after 1 July 2014.

Supplementary Information Sheet for notification of Investment Aid Schemes

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Supplementary Information Sheet for notification of Individual Investment Aid

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Supplementary Information Sheet for notification of Operating Aid Schemes

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Legislation 2007 - 2013

Regional Aid maps 2007 - 2013

For each case, the State aid Register includes, where available, the authentic language and working language versions of the decision as well as a link to the Official Journal publication.

Austria N 492/2006 - decided  
Belgium N 745/2006 -decided  
Bulgaria N 1/2007 - decided  
Cyprus N 814/2006 - decided  
Czech Republic N 510/2006 - decided  
Denmark N 693/2006 - decided  
Estonia N 466/2006 - decided  
Finland N 359/2006 - decided  
France N 343/2006 - decided  
Germany N 459/2006 - decided  
Greece N 408/2006 - decided  
Hungary N 487/2006 - decided  
Ireland N 374 - decided  
Italy N324/2007 - decided  
Latvia N 447/2006 - decided  
Lithuania N 641/2006 - decided  
Luxembourg N 523/2006 - decided  
Malta N 631/2006 - decided  
Poland N 531/2006 - decided  
Portugal N 727/2006 - decided  
Romania N 2/2007 - decided  
Slovakia N 469/2006 - decided  
Slovenia N 434/2006 - decided  
Spain N 626/2006 - decided  
Sweden N 431/2006 - decided  
The Netherlands N249/2007 - decided  
United Kingdom N 673/2006 - decided  

Common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
    OJ L 154, 21.06.2003, p. 1
  • Regulation (EC) No 1888/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2005 amending Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) by reason of the accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia to the European Union
    OJ L 309, 25.11.2005, p. 1–8
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 105/2007 of 1 February 2007 amending the annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS)
    OJ L 39, 10.02.2007, p. 1
  • Regulation (EC) No 176/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 February 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) by reason of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union
    OJ L 61, 05.03.2008, p. 1
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 11/2008 of 8 January 2008 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) on the transmission of the time series for the new regional breakdown
    OJ L 5, 09.01.2008, p. 13

Legislation 2000 - 2006

Regional Aid maps 2000 - 2006

This page provides information on regional aid maps in the 25 Member States of the EU, divided in a general and a country-specific section. The maps of the old Member States (EU-15) remain in effect for a period of 7 years, from 01.01.2000 to 31.12.2006. For the 10 new Member States, which joined the European Union on May 1, 2004, the maps are in effect from 01.05.2004 to 31.12.2006. These state aid maps are considered as existing aid within the meaning of Article 88(1) as the Commission has examined them in the course of the interim mechanism and has issued decisions not to raise any objections for all new Member States.

General information
  • European Union map (global view)
  • Table for the EU-15 with regional breakdown till NUTS level 3 and approved maximum state aid intensities for the years till 2006 (updated 20.01.2004)

    • - HTML format - for browsing

    • - CSV format ("comma-separated-values") - for data crunching. This format can easily be imported into most spreadsheet and desktop database programs.
      Download this file (CSV format) if you use continental-style settings on your computer (decimal symbol: ',' - list separator: ';').
      Download this file (CSV format) if you use UK-style settings on your computer (decimal symbol: '.' - list separator: ',')

  • Table for the 10 new Member States

    Regional breakdown until NUTS level 3 and approved maximum state aid intensities.

    The column "reg status" indicates whether the respective NUTS levels are (T) totally eligible, (P) Partly eligible or (N) non eligible for regional state aid for large enterprises. If several state aid intensities are approved for the same NUTS level, then only the highest one is mentioned in the table. The legal basis for accepting this regional state aid is Article 87(3)(a) or (c) of the EC Treaty.

  • Percentages are expressed in NGE (net grant equivalent). For information about the "net grant equivalent" as used by the Commission in its assessment of aid schemes notified by the Member States, see Annex I of the Guidelines on National Regional Aid
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    Official Journal C 74, 10.03.1998, pages 9-31
Country-specific information
Austria Letter to Member State Map
Belgium Letter to Member State (NL)
Letter to Member State (FR)
Map
Cyprus Letter to Member State Map
Czech Republic Letter to Member State Map
Denmark Letter to Member State Map
Estonia Letter to Member State Map
Finland Letter to Member State Map
France Letter to Member State Map
Germany Opening procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal C 340, 27.11.1999, pages 8-51
Closing procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal L 97, 06.04.2001, pages 27-39
Acceptance by Commission to prolong the German regional state aid map for 2004-2006. Germany, N641
Map
Greece Letter to Member State
Letter to Member State, modified
Map
Hungary Letter to Member State Map
Ireland Letter to Member State Map
Italy Opening procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal C 175, 24.06.2000, pages 11-18
Closing procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal L 105, 20.04.2002, pages 1-18
Map
Latvia Letter to Member State Map
Lithuania Letter to Member State Map
Luxembourg Letter to Member State Map
Malta Letter to Member State Map
Poland Letter to Member State Map
Portugal Opening procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal C 62, 04.03.2000, pages 2-6
Closing procedure es da de el en fr it nl pt fi sv
Official Journal L 297, 24.11.2000, pages 22-26
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Slovakia Letter to Member State Map
Slovenia Letter to Member State Map
Spain Letter to Member State Map
Sweden Letter to Member State Map
The Netherlands Letter to Member State Map
United Kingdom Letter to Member State Map

Regional Aid Maps 1999