Competition: State aid
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to the expert consultation.
Nevertheless, given its more technical nature, this expert consultation is most suitable for stakeholders with more specific expertise and experience in the provision of State guarantees, including the pricing of such guarantees (for instance market participants, public authorities, financial intermediaries and academics).
Contributions are particularly sought from Member State authorities, supranational authorities and institutions (including national governments, managing and implementing authorities of various State guarantee schemes and also individual guarantees), guarantee institutions and financial intermediaries, financial industry associations, market participants in the credit and credit derivative markets, non-financial companies (including SMEs), business associations and the research community.
If you belong to the general public, the public consultation which the Commission is organising in parallel may be more suitable for you. To go to the public consultation, please click here.
Period of consultation
From 29.08.2022 to 19.12.2022
Objective of the consultation
The aim of the expert consultation is to gather evidence for evaluating the Guarantee Notice since its last revision in 2008, in the light of significant changes in market conditions, and the resulting risk that certain applications of the Notice by EU countries are not aligned with current market benchmarks. In this way, the expert consultation will gather evidence and views on the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value of the Guarantee Notice. This input will help the Commission to analyse the extent to which the Commission’s Guarantee Notice has facilitated access to finance in an effective and efficient way, especially for SMEs.
How to submit your contribution
You can contribute to the expert consultation by completing an online questionnaire.
In order to access the online questionnaire, please click here.
If you belong to the general public, the public consultation which the Commission is organising in parallel may be more suitable for you. To go to the online questionnaire of the public consultation, please click here.
Reference documents and other, related consultations
Directorate-General for Competition – Unit D4
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: HT.6262
e-mail: COMP-EVALUATION-GUARANTEE-NOTICEec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-EVALUATION-GUARANTEE-NOTICE[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
Directorate-General for Competition
1049 Bruxelles /Brussel