The new Regional Aid Guidelines for 2014-2020 (RAG) have been adopted by the Commission
The RAG sets out the criteria under which the Commission will approve regional aid as being compatible with the internal market. For State aid under Operational Programmes, the new RAG includes a number of simplifications of the approval conditions. Also, European Territorial Cooperation is for the first time specifically addressed in the new RAG.
The new RAG will apply as of 1 July 2014. For the period from 1 January to 30 June 2014, the previous RAG has been extended.