The European Commission is inviting States and relevant stakeholders to comment the updated proposal on State aid rules to exempt from prior Commission scrutiny aid granted through national funds for projects supported under certain EU programmes.
The aim is to improve the interplay between EU funding rules and EU State aid rules. The changes in the proposal aim to improve clarity and to further align the rules with the relevant EU funding rules.
The Commission is launching the second public consultation on the targeted revision of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER). Because in addition to the current State aid Temporary Framework, it is necessary to also continue preparing for the post-crisis period, also by finalising the targeted revision of the GBER in time for the start of the next Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027. Stakeholders are invited to submit comments by 6 July 2020.
Details about the proposal and the public consultation are available here: https://ec.europa.eu/competition/consultations/2020_gber/index_en.html