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Cohesion and regional policy financing must respect state aid rules where relevant.

Article 107 of the Treaty on the functioning of the EU pdf prohibits state aid measures which:

a) involve a transfer of state resource
b) entail an economic advantage for businesses
c) distort competition by selectively favouring certain beneficiaries and not others
d) affect trade between EU countries.

For more detail, see the Vademecum on State aid pdf.