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State Aid control

Statistics on recovery of unlawful aid

(State of play: 30.06.2014)

Article 108(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) requires Member States not only to notify State aid measures to the Commission before their implementation, but also to await the outcome of the Commission's investigation before implementing notified measures. If either of those obligations is not fulfilled, the State aid measure is considered to be unlawful. If, following a formal investigation procedure the State aid measure is considered incompatible with the internal market, the Commission will require the Member State to take all necessary measures to recover the aid from the beneficiary in accordance with national procedures (negative decision with recovery).

The information presented below is updated on regular basis and refers to unlawful aid granted to industry and services, unless specified otherwise.

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