About this initiative


To ensure that spending under the new Multiannual Financial Framework is as effective as possible, the Commission aims at modifying State aid rules in a targeted manner to ensure that national funding – for example from ESI Funds managed at national level – and centrally-managed EU funds can be combined seamlessly while ensuring that the principles of EU State aid are applied more efficiently. The initiative is partly conditional upon the amendment of Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1588.

Type of act


Feedback: closed

Inception impact assessment
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Feedback period
30 January 2019 - 27 February 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Bpifrance (France)
    27 February 2019 Other
    Bpifrance (France)

    Please find attached Bpifrance contribution on the targeted modification of the GBER in relation to the EU funding programmes.

  • Anonymous (Italy)
    27 February 2019 Company/business organisation
    Anonymous (Italy)

    We welcome this European Commission initiative to improve the interplay of EU funding programmes with State aid rules. A broader scope of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), including regulation over these two new categories, such as national funds combined with EU centrally managed funds and European Territorial Cooperation programme, will boost Member States to implement key development sectorial plans to contribute to the major...

  • DIHK (Germany)
    27 February 2019 Business association
    DIHK (Germany)

    The DIHK supports the plans for an extension of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), especially in the area of investment and research funding. It is important that EU funds from InvestEU can be combined as seamlessly as possible with the funds managed by the Member States, including those from the Structural Funds. The block exemption for research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects, which have already received...

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Commission adoption

Planned for
Second quarter 2019

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