Competition: State aid
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation
Period of consultation
From 02.07.2020 to 03.08.2020
Objective of the consultation
(1) The SGEI de minimis Regulation (No 360/2012) provides a simple, clear and flexible framework for supporting the delivery of public services to citizens. It expires on 31 December 2020.
The Commission is evaluating the SGEI rules with regard to health and social services. The SGEI de minimis Regulation is part of that evaluation and its results will only be available after the current expiry date.
At the same time, the Commission is also evaluating the general de minimis Regulation (No 1407/2013), which is in the process of being prolonged. By aligning the duration and evaluation processes of both regulations, possible future changes to either of them can be coordinated.
(2) In line with the general policy response adopted by the Commission, undertakings that got into difficulty because of the COVID-19 outbreak should remain eligible for aid for a limited period of time.
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Draft regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 360/2012 as regards the prolongation of its period of application and a time-bound derogation for undertakings in difficulty to take into account the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Reference documents and other related consultations
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 360/2012 of 25 April 2012 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid granted to undertakings providing services of general economic interest;
- Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 of 18 December 2013 on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid;
- Roadmap of the Commission's initiative to prolong the SGEI de minimis Regulation, published on 18 May 2020;
- Roadmap for the evaluation of State aid rules for health and social services of general economic interest (SGEI) and of the SGEI de minimis Regulation, published on 17 June 2019. The deadline for stakeholders’ feedback expired on 15 July 2019;
- Public consultation for the evaluation of State subsidy rules for health and social services of general economic interest. The deadline for submissions expired on 4 December 2019;
- Commission Decision of 20 December 2011 on the application of Article 106(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to State aid in the form of public service compensation granted to certain undertakings entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest (2012/21/EU);
- Communication from the Commission - European Union framework for State aid in the form of public service compensation (2011);
- Communication from the Commission on the application of the European Union State aid rules to compensation granted for the provision of services of general economic interest.
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit F3
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.5786
Directorate-General for Competition, Unit F3
State aid Registry
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