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Competition Policy

Amendments to the State Aid Temporary Framework

First Amendment to the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
(OJ C 112I, 4.4.2020, p. 1–9)
  • On 3 April 2020 to increase possibilities for public support to research, testing and production of products relevant to fight the coronavirus outbreak, to protect jobs and to further support the economy.
    Press release
    Commission Statement on consulting Member States on the proposal to extend State aid Temporary Framework
Second amendment to the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
(OJ C 164, 13.5.2020, p. 3–15):
  • On 8 May 2020 to enable recapitalisation and subordinated debt measures.
    Press release
    Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to further expand State aid Temporary Framework to recapitalisation measures
Third amendment to the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
(OJ C 218, 2.7.2020, p. 3–8):
  • On 29 June 2020 to further support micro, small and start-up companies and to incentivise private investments.
    Press release
    Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to expand State aid Temporary Framework to further support micro, small and start-up companies and incentivise private investments
Fourth amendment to and prolongation of the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
(OJ C 3401, 13.10.2020, p. 1-10)
  • 13 October 2020, to prolong the Temporary Framework and to enable aid covering part of the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the crisis.
    Press release
    Flow chart on application of section 3.12 of the Temporary Framework
    Flow chart on exit under amended Temporary Framework
    Commission Statement on consulting Member States on proposal to prolong and adjust State aid Temporary Framework
Fifth amendment to and prolongation of the Temporary Framework to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak
  • 28 January 2021 to expand the scope of the Temporary Framework by increasing the ceilings set out in it and by allowing the conversion of certain repayable instruments into direct grants until the end of the year.
    Press release