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Stakeholders invited to comment on procedural rules in state aid investigations

 |  July 16, 2012

The European Commission is inviting public comment on procedural rules in state aid investigations. The state aid rules are in the process of being reformed for clarity and simplification, as part of the State Aid Modernisation (SAM) initiative. Two priority areas are the handling of complaints and the collection of market information. In its Press Release, the Commission states:

The changes envisaged would also allow the Commission to launch more investigations on its own initiative in areas where significant distortions of competition threaten to hamper the functioning of the Internal Market. Moreover, they would enable the Commission to better ascertain how public support measures affect the markets concerned, thus accelerating the decision-making process.

Comments will be accepted by October 5, 2012.

Full content: EC Press Release


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