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Competition Policy

The State Aid Temporary Framework

The State aid Temporary Framework was adopted on 19th March 2020 to enable Member States to use the full flexibility foreseen under State aid rules to support the economy in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.

As announced in May 2022, the State aid COVID Temporary Framework will not be extended beyond the current expiry date of 30 June 2022,with some exceptions. In particular, investment and solvency support measures may still be put in place until 31 December 2023.  Investment support was originally possible until 31 December 2022 but has now been extended to coincide with the expiry date of solvency support.   In addition, the Temporary Framework already provides for a flexible transition, under clear safeguards, in particular for the conversion and restructuring options of debt instruments, such as loans and guarantees, into other forms of aid, such as direct grants, until 30 June 2023

State Aid Temporary Framework

State Aid Temporary Framework infographic .pdf version


12 JULY 2024
Factsheet - List of Member State Measures approved under Articles 107(2)b, 107(3)b and 107(3)c TFEU and under the State Aid Temporary Framework



Since its adoption, the Temporary Framework has been amended seven times [available in all EU languages].

The Temporary Framework is also extended until  30th June 2022.

Notification templates


Guidance on block-notification of amendments under the Temporary Framework

Guidance for Member States on support possibilities under COVID TF post 30 June 2022


State aid Policy briefs