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Competition Policy

Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)

IPCEIs may represent a very important contribution to economic growth, jobs and competitiveness for the Union industry and economy.  IPCEIs make it possible to bring together knowledge, expertise, financial resources and economic actors throughout the Union.

Commission Communication on the criteria for the analysis of the compatibility with the internal market of State aid to promote the execution of IPCEIs OJ C 188, 20.06.2014 p. 4-12

Public Consultation:  Review of the Communication on important projects of common European Interest. Period of Consultation:  23.02.2021 to 20.04.2021


9th December 2019:  €3.2 billion public support by seven Member States for a pan-European research and innovation project in all segments of the battery value chain:


26th January 2021: €2.9 billion public support by twelve Member States for a second pan-European research and innovation project along the entire battery value chain: 


COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION concerning the prolongation and the amendments of the Guidelines on Regional State Aid for 2014-2020, Guidelines on State Aid to Promote Risk Finance Investments, Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-2020, Guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring non-financial undertakings in difficulty, Communication on the Criteria for the Analysis of the Compatibility with the Internal Market of State Aid to Promote the Execution of Important Projects of Common European Interest, Communication from the Commission - Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation and Communication from the Commission to the Member States on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to short-term export-credit insurance - Official Journal C 224, 8.7.2020, p. 2–4