Competition: State aid
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to the targeted consultation.
Nevertheless, given its more technical nature, this targeted consultation is most suitable for stakeholders directly involved in or affected by the Commission’s State aid control for banks in difficulty or with relevant expertise in the field of State aid control, the analysis of competition in the financial sector and financial stability.
Contributions are particularly sought from public authorities of EU Member States (in particular, ministries of finance, supervisors, resolution authorities, competition authorities, regional and local authorities), EU institutions and agencies, international organisations, aided and non-aided EU banks, banking industry associations, financial sector and market participants (e.g. investors, analysts, auditors), researchers & academia, consultancy and law firms.
If you belong to the general public, the (shorter) public consultation which the Commission is organising in parallel may be more suitable for you. To go to the public consultation, please click here.
Period of consultation
From 17.03.2022 to 09.06.2022
Objective of the consultation
Specific State aid rules for banks in difficulty have applied since 2008. This targeted consultation aims at gathering evidence and views on the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of these rules. This input will help the Commission to analyse the extent to which the Commission’s State aid rules for banks in difficulty preserved financial stability, while minimising competition distortions.
How to submit your contribution
You can contribute to the targeted consultation by completing an online questionnaire.
To access the online questionnaire, please click here.
If you belong to the general public, the (shorter) public consultation which the Commission is organising in parallel may be more suitable for you. To go to the online questionnaire of the public consultation, please click here.
Reference documents and other, related consultations
- State aid rules for banks in difficulty - evaluation
- Public consultation on the State aid rules for banks in difficulty
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit D3
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.5380
Directorate-General for Competition
1049 Bruxelles /Brussel
Results of consultation and next steps
The results of the targeted consultation will be published in a factual summary report to be published on this webpage after the consultation has closed. The summary of the results of both the targeted and the public consultation (which the Commission is running in parallel) will be annexed to the final Staff Working Document covering the evaluation.