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Temporary Crisis Framework

The Temporary Crisis Framework applicable as of 28 October 2022 can be found here:

On 23 March 2022, the European Commission adopted a Temporary Crisis Framework to enable Member States to support the economy in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Temporary Crisis Framework complements the existing State aid toolbox with many other possibilities already available to Member States, such as measures providing compensation to companies for damages directly suffered due to exceptional circumstances, and measures outlined in the Commission Communications on energy market developments (REPowerEU Communication).

On 20 July 2022, the Commission adopted a first amendment of the Temporary Crisis Framework to complement the Winter Preparedness Package and in line with the REPowerEU Plan objectives. Thus, the Commission prolonged the duration of the framework until 31 December 2022 and included two new sections allowing Member States to grant temporary support to facilitate the roll-out of renewable energy, storage and renewable heat and the decarbonisation of the industrial production processes. An informal consolidated version of the Temporary Crisis Framework was also published.

On 28 October 2022, the Commission prolonged and amended the Temporary Crisis Framework in view of the continued aggression by Russia against Ukraine and the feedback received from Member States to a survey and targeted consultations of 5 October 2022 and of 25 October 2022. The amendment also takes into account the recent Regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices (‘Regulation (EU) 2022/1854') and the Commission's proposal on a new emergency regulation to address high gas prices in the EU and ensure security of supply this winter.

  • Aid under the Temporary Crisis Framework may be granted until 31 December 2023 and enables Member States to (i) grant limited amounts of aid to companies affected by the current crisis or by the related sanctions and countersanctions; (ii) ensure that sufficient liquidity remains available to businesses; (iii) compensate companies for the additional costs incurred due to exceptionally high gas and electricity prices; (iv) accelerate the roll-out of renewable energy, storage and renewable heat relevant for REPowerEU; (v) decarbonise industrial production processes; (vi) incentivise additional reduction of electricity consumption.
  • The Commission applies the provisions of the Temporary Crisis Framework as adopted on 28 October 2022 to all measures notified as of 28 October 2022, as well as to measures notified prior to that date. The Communication of 28 October 2022 replaces the Temporary Crisis Framework adopted on 23 March 2022 as amended on 20 July 2022 (‘previous Temporary Crisis Framework’). This previous Temporary Crisis Framework is withdrawn with effect from 27 October 2022.
  • Press Release 
  • Statement by Executive Vice-President Vestager
  • Overview of support options under section 2.4 of the Temporary Crisis Framework
  • Commission case practice under point 61c and 64c of the Temporary Crisis Framework.
  • (NEW) Notification template - This form should be annexed to the standard notification form in SANI2.
  • (OLD) Guidance on block-notifications of amendments under the Temporary Crisis Framework.
12 MAI 2022
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DG Competition has set-up a dedicated mailbox, COMP-TCF@ec.europa.eu to assist Member States with any queries they have or measures they would like to discuss on the Temporary Crisis Framework.