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Measures considered by the Commission as existing aid

Publication of a list of measures considered by the Commission as existing aid, within the meaning of Article 88 (1) of the EC Treaty, upon accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia to the European Union.

(Text with EEA relevance)

  • In 2003 and 2004, in accordance with the procedure provided for in Annex IV, Chapter 3 pdf, paragraph (1)(c) (under Article 22) of the Treaty of Accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia to the European Union (“Accession Treaty”), new Member States submitted to the Commission those measures that they wished to be regarded as existing aid within the meaning of Article 88(1) of the EC Treaty but which were not provided for expressly in the Accession Treaty.
  • This procedure covered State aid measures to all sectors with the exception of the transport sector and of agricultural activities linked to the production, processing or marketing of products listed in Annex I to the EC Treaty, for which separate provisions applied.
  • The present publication covers exclusively those measures which were considered as existing aid under the interim procedure for existing aid (1). Some measures were accepted by the Commission as existing aid and already published in the Official Journal of the European Union (2). The present publication includes these measures.
  • The new Member States concerned were informed about the relevant Commission decisions by means of letters from the relevant Commissioners.

Publication of a list of measures considered by the Commission as existing aid, within the meaning of Article 88 (1) of the EC Treaty, upon accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia to the European Union. (Text with EEA relevance)

Link to annex pdf

(1) The following measures are excluded: those on which the Commission opened the formal investigation procedure, those considered not to be applicable after accession or not entering into effect before accession, those which were not considered to constitute state aid, those which the Commission considered to be only partially existing aid and partially not applicable after accession.

(2) OJC88 of 8 April 2004 - OJ C87 of 11 April 2006 (CZ45/2004)