The notice on the notion of aid is an integral part of the Commission’s State aid modernisation (SAM) programme. The notice intends to provide practical guidance in order to identify State aid measures pursuant to Article 107 (1) of the TFEU, which have to be notified to and approved by the Commission before being lawfully implemented. In doing so, the draft notice aims to cover all the constitutive elements of the notion of State aid: existence of an undertaking, imputability of the measure to the State, financing through State resources, grant of an advantage, selectivity and effect on trade and competition.
Period of consultation: 17 January 2014 to 14 March 2014
More information on the consultation can be found here.