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Broadband networks – revision of State aid guidelines

A recent evaluation of the State aid rules for the broadband sector shows that while they work well overall, they require some targeted adjustments. <br />This roadmap is open for feedback for&nbsp;<strong>7 weeks</strong>. Feedback will be taken into account for further development and fine tuning of the initiative. The Commission will summarise the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be taken on board and, if applicable, why certain suggestions can't be taken up.

 
Revision of the Short-term export credit insurance Communication

The evaluation of the short-term export credit insurance Communication as part of the Fitness Check found that the current provisions are overall fit for purpose, and remain needed. The proposed revision envisages a small number of amendments, which would be mostly of technical character ...

 
Horizontal agreements between companies – revision of EU competition rules : Roadmap open

This initiative will revise:<br /><ul><li>the rules exempting R&amp;D and specialisation agreements from aspects of EU competition law</li><li>the guidelines accompanying these rules.</li></ul> See also: <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13059-Horizontal-agreements-between-companies-revision-of-EU-competition-rules_en">Horizontal agreements between companies – revision of EU competition rules (Act)</a>.

 
Revision of the Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments

The evaluation of the Risk Finance Guidelines as part of the State aid Fitness Check found that the current provisions are overall fit for purpose, and remain needed. At the same time, the evaluation also showed the need to further simplify and clarify the rules. <br />See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2588">Commission press release</a>.

 
Revision of the Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investments

The evaluation of the Risk Finance Guidelines as part of the State aid Fitness Check found that the current provisions are overall fit for purpose, and remain needed. At the same time, the evaluation also showed the need to further simplify and clarify the rules. <br />See also the corresponding <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2588">Commission press release</a>.

 
Trade & investment – addressing distortions caused by foreign subsidies

This adopted act is open for feedback for a minimum period of <strong>8 weeks</strong>. All feedback received will be summarised by the European Commission and presented to the European Parliament and Council with the aim of feeding into the legislative debate. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the <a href="./rules-feedback-and-suggestions" class="ecl-link ecl-link--default feedbackRules-router-link">feedback rules</a>.

 
Trade & investment – addressing distortions caused by foreign subsidies

This adopted act is open for feedback for a minimum period of <strong>8 weeks</strong>. All feedback received will be summarised by the European Commission and presented to the European Parliament and Council with the aim of feeding into the legislative debate. Feedback received will be published on this site and therefore must adhere to the <a href="./rules-feedback-and-suggestions" class="ecl-link ecl-link--default feedbackRules-router-link">feedback rules</a>.

 
Review of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation

The evaluation of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (R&D&I) in the context of the Fitness Check of State aid rules showed that the current provisions are effective and facilitate investment in the field of R&D&I at both European and national levels. However, some targeted adjustments remain necessary to reflect current regulatory, economic and technological developments. New current Commission strategic priorities need also to be taken into account, such as the Industrial and Digital Strategy and the European Green Deal. <br /><br /> See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_21_1605">EC press release</a>.

 
Review of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation

The evaluation of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (R&D&I) in the context of the Fitness Check of State aid rules showed that the current provisions are effective and facilitate investment in the field of R&D&I at both European and national levels. However, some targeted adjustments remain necessary to reflect current regulatory, economic and technological developments. New current Commission strategic priorities need also to be taken into account, such as the Industrial and Digital Strategy and the European Green Deal. <br /> See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_21_1605">EC press release</a>.

 
Review of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation

The evaluation of the Communication on the Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (R&D&I) in the context of the Fitness Check of State aid rules showed that the current provisions are effective and facilitate investment in the field of R&D&I at both European and national levels. However, some targeted adjustments remain necessary to reflect current regulatory, economic and technological developments. New current Commission strategic priorities need also to be taken into account, such as the Industrial and Digital Strategy and the European Green Deal. <br /> See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_21_1605">EC press release</a>.

 
Revision of certain procedural aspects of EU merger control

The initiative aims to improve the EU merger control procedures, without impairing effective enforcement. The goal is to make EU merger control more efficient and less burdensome in cases that are unlikely to raise competition concerns and to allow the Commission to devote more resources to those cases where a detailed investigation is required. To this aim, the initiative will explore options to further simplify the process in both simplified and, where possible, non-simplified merger cases. <br /><br /> See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1384">EC press release</a>.

 
Revision of certain procedural aspects of EU merger control

The initiative aims to improve the EU merger control procedures, without impairing effective enforcement. The goal is to make EU merger control more efficient and less burdensome in cases that are unlikely to raise competition concerns and to allow the Commission to devote more resources to those cases where a detailed investigation is required. To this aim, the initiative will explore options to further simplify the process in both simplified and, where possible, non-simplified merger cases. <br /><br /> See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1384">EC press release</a>.

 
Revision of certain procedural aspects of EU merger control

The initiative aims to improve the EU merger control procedures, without impairing effective enforcement. The goal is to make EU merger control more efficient and less burdensome in cases that are unlikely to raise competition concerns and to allow the Commission to devote more resources to those cases where a detailed investigation is required. To this aim, the initiative will explore options to further simplify the process in both simplified and, where possible, non-simplified merger cases.<br /><br />See also <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1384">EC press release</a>.