Competition: State aid
The Commission would like to hear in particular from: Member states - national, regional and local authorities involved in the granting of State aid; Transmission and Distribution system operators; Regulators and Competition authorities; Businesses; Business associations; Consumer associations; Research organisations; NGOs; Law firms; Assistance and Advisory services; and any Stakeholder willing to provide relevant data for the evaluation of the guidelines.
From 14.05.2019 to 19.07.2019
Objective of the consultation
In January 2019, the European Commission announced its intention to prolong seven sets of State aid rules for a period of two years and launched a comprehensive policy evaluation in the area of State aid (“Fitness Check”). Part of this exercise is the evaluation of the State aid Guidelines for environmental protection and energy to reflect if the current rules are still fit for purpose.
Besides the general public consultation on the Fitness Check of EU State aid rules, this targeted consultation aims to ask supplementary questions in order to gather stakeholders’ views on the implementation of the State aid Guidelines for environmental protection and energy and the provisions applicable to aid for environmental protection (and energy) (Section 7) of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) and to receive insights about potential gaps, overlaps or excessive regulatory burden.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from the above target groups. In case you want to contribute to the consultation on the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental protection and Energy 2014-2020 as a citizen or as other stakeholder, please click here.
Please note that we cannot guarantee to take account of replies received after the deadline.
- Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020 (Official Journal C 200, 28.6.2014, p.1)
- General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) (Official Journal L 187, 26.6.2014, p.1)
Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks
Need to align with the parallel public consultation on the Fitness Check of State Aid rules.
Directorate-General for Competition, Units B2, B3 and H2
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: Ref.: HT.5371
Directorate-General for Competition
Ref.: HT 5371
State aid registry
Contributions (zip file)