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The contents of these reports do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.

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Handbooks

  • Aid to make good the damage caused by natural disasters (Article 107(2)(b) TFEU) - Checklist for Member States
    bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv pdf - October 2013
    This checklist is not mandatory, but Member States may use it as guidance to prepare notifications of aid to make good the damage caused by natural disasters
  • Compilation of State aid rules in force de en fr. Regularly updated.
  • State Aid Manual of Procedures - Internal DG Competition working documents on procedures for the application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU. July 2013
  • Guide on the application of the EU rules on state aid, public procurement and the internal market to services of general economic interest, and in particular to social services of general interest, February 2013
  • Guidance Paper on state aid-compliant financing, restructuring and privatisation of State-owned enterprises, July 2012
    bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl svpdf
  • Enforcement of EU State aid law by national courts, 2010
    This Handbook gathers the main EU notices and regulations regarding State aid of relevance to national judges. It includes the Commission's Enforcement Notice, which aims at offering national courts practical support in their individual cases and explaining their role as defined by the EU Court. It also provides guidance on the principles concerning recovery of unlawful aid and the rules for the application of Article 108 TFEU.
    de en es it fr pl pdf
  • Handbook on State aid rules for SMEs, Update of 25.02.2009
    This Handbook gives a concise overview of the aid possibilities for the SMEs as allowed by the Community State aid rules. It also includes measures covered by the Temporary framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis in its amended version of 25.02.2009.
    bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv pdf
  • Vademecum on State aid rules, update of 30.09.2008
    The Vademecum summarizes the main rules applicable to State aid control in a concise manner. The document is divided into two parts. The first, general part, provides a basic description of the notion of State aid. The second part consists of fiches on particular types of aid and their specific rules.
    bg cs da de el en es et fi fr it hu lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv pdf
  • Vademecum on regeneration of deprived urban areas pdf 2007.

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Reports by the Commission, by topic

Financial and economic crisis
Horizontal aid
Taxation
  • Report on the implementation of the Commission notice on the application of the state aid rules to measures relating to direct business taxation, Report adopted by the Commission on 09.02.2004
    da de el en es fr it nl pt fi sv pdf
General State aid policy
  • Progress report concerning the reduction and reorientation of State aid, 2002
    da de el en es fr it nl pt fi sv pdf
Application of State aid law by national courts
  • Report on the application of EC state aid law by the Member State courts, 1999
Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
  • Report on the state of play in the work on the guidelines for state aid and services of general economic interest, 2002
    da de el en es fr it nl pt fi sv pdf
  • Report to the Seville European Council on the status of work on the guidelines for state aid and services of general economic interest, 2002
  • Report pdf to the Laeken European Council - Services of General Interest (Presented by the Commission)
    COM(2001) 598 final, October 2001
  • Report on services of general economic interest in the banking sector adopted by the Commission on 17.06.1998 and presented to the ECOFIN Council on 23.11.1998
  
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