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Competition Policy

Targeted consultation on the ex-post evaluation of the Regional Aid Framework 2014-2020

Policy field

Competition: State aid


Target group

Public authorities, citizens, companies and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from the national authorities dealing with regional state aid rules.


Consultation period

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 regional aid framework 2014-2020, which consists of (i) the regional aid guidelines (RAG) for 2014-2020 (RAG), (ii) the regional aid maps, and (iii) the provisions applicable to regional aid in Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty (General Block Exemption Regulation, GBER).
Objective of this targeted consultation is to gather stakeholder opinions on the application of the current regional aid framework 2014-2020 to reflect if the rules are still fit for purpose.


How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from the above target groups. In case you want to contribute to the consultation on the regional aid framework 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


Reference documents


Reason why the consultation period is less than 12 weeks

Need to align with the parallel public consultation on the fitness check of SA rules.


Contact details

Directorate-General for Competition, Unit H1
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: Ref.: HT.5486

e-mail: COMP-RAG-REVIEWatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-RAG-REVIEW[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Postal address:
European Commission
Directorate-General for Competition
Ref.: HT 5486
State aid registry
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel



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