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State aid: Commission approves €760,000 Slovene state aid approved to Postojna and Predjama caves for damages due to coronavirus

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4.11.202o -The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €760,000 support measure to compensate the concession holder of the Postojna and Predjama caves for losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure aims to compensate the concession holder for the damage incurred during the period between 16 March 2020 and 31 May [...]

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Commission increases national support to farmers up to €25,000

22.2.2019 – The ceiling for national support to farmers will rise significantly, allowing greater flexibility and efficiency, notably in times of crisis and situations demanding a swift response by the public authorities. Today the Commission has adopted revised rules on state aid in the agriculture sector (the so-called de minimis aid), increasing the maximum amount [...]

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European Commission and NLB


10.8. 2018 – The European Commission has concluded that Slovenia’s aid for Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) remains compatible with EU State aid rules on the basis of a new commitment package submitted by the Slovenian authorities on 13 July 2018. Slovenia has firmly committed to an ambitious time schedule for NLB’s sale with a first [...]

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Spanish professional football clubs have to pay back incompatible aid

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The European Commission has concluded following in-depth investigations that public support measures granted by Spain to seven professional football clubs gave those clubs an unfair advantage over other clubs in breach of EU state aid rules.As a result, Spain has to recover the illegal state aid amounts from the seven clubs, namely FC Barcelona, Real [...]

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Belgian tax scheme illegal under state-aid rules

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The European Commission ruled that Belgium violated European stat-aid legislation by granting at least 35 multinationals tax advantages under its “excess profit” tax scheme. Belgian company tax rules require companies to be taxed on the basis of profit actually recorded from activities in Belgium. However, Belgium allowed multinational companies to reduce their tax base for [...]

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EU demands bankruptcy of Elan


Two years after finding that 10 million of state aid to the Slovenian sky-maker Elan is not in accordance with the rules of the EU common market, the Commission issued that illegal state aid is repaid from the funds recovered from the bankruptcy of the company. It seems that the Commission has grow tired of [...]

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New R&D&I state aid Framework


The European Commission adopted new rules that should facilitate the granting of aid measures by Member States in support of research, development and innovation (R&D&I) activities. The new R&D&I state aid Framework sets out the rules under which Member States can grant state aid to companies to carry out R&D&I activities. Moreover, the scope of [...]

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Commission is investigating state aid in Cimos

The European Commission has announced that it is launching an in-depth investigation regarding the  state aid in the amount of 35 million euros for the Slovenian manufacturer of automotive parts Cimos. The Commissions’ assessment will be focused primarily on whether the planned aid will enable Cimos to become viably without continued public support and whether [...]

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New guidelines for Member states to grand aid to companies


The European Commission has adopted new guidelines that alter the conditions under which a Member States can grant aid to facilitate access to financial resources to small and medium sized enterprises and companies with medium capitalization (midcaps). These companies, mostly growing and innovative, are having difficulties accessing capital, irrespective of the quality of work or [...]

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