Press Release: State aid: Commission concludes part of UK tax scheme gave illegal tax advantages to certain multinational companies; remaining part does not constitute aid

The European Commission has found that a UK tax scheme is partly justified and does not constitute State aid, insofar as it ensures the proper functioning and effectiveness of the relevant tax rules. However, the Commission found that the scheme unduly exempted certain multinational groups from these UK rules targeting tax avoidance. This is illegal under EU State aid rules. The UK must now recover the illegal State aid from the multinational companies that benefited from it.

Written Answer to Question: Spending on Horizon 2020

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Official Journal (C Series): Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – Cases where the Commission raises no objections

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Official Journal (C Series): Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates applicable as from 1 April 2019 (Published in accordance with Article 10 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 794/2004 of 21 April 2004

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Official Journal (C Series): Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

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Official Journal (C Series): Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union – Cases where the Commission raises no objections

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State Aid Case: SA.36601 NGA Sachsen-Anhalt

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State Aid Case: SA.48418 Bavarian gigabit pilot project

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Official Journal (L Series): Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union — Cases where the Commission raises no objections

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Official Journal (C Series): Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 28 Member States applicable as from 1 March 2019

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Roadmaps on State Aid

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Consultation on the Notice on the recovery of unlawful and incompatible State aid

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Regulation: Targeted modification of the General Block Exemption Regulation in relation to the EU funding programmes

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Press Release: State aid: 2018 Scoreboard shows that over 96% of aid measures could be implemented quickly and without notifying the Commission in advance

The 2018 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, shows the positive role of State aid policy in steering public support towards objectives of common European interest and confirms the benefits of the State Aid Modernisation package.

Official Journal (C Series): Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 28 Member States applicable as from 1 February 2019

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Official Journal (C Series): EFTA Surveillance Authority notice on state aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for the EFTA States applicable as from 1 January 2019

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Press Release: State aid – Commission to prolong EU State aid rules and launch evaluation

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Press Release: State aid: Commission approves €50 million voucher scheme for faster broadband services in Greece

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules a voucher scheme to support the take-up in Greece of broadband services with download speeds of at least 100 Megabit per second. The measure will contribute to reducing the digital divide while limiting distortions of competition.

Official Journal (C Series): Commission notice on current State aid recovery interest rates and reference/discount rates for 28 Member States applicable as from 1 January 2019

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Official Journal (L Series): Authorisation for State aid pursuant to Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union — Cases where the Commission raises no objections

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Press Release: State aid: Commission approves plan by France, Germany, Italy and the UK to give €1.75 billion public support to joint research and innovation project in microelectronics

The European Commission has found that an integrated project jointly notified by France, Germany, Italy and the UK for research and innovation in microelectronics, a key enabling technology, is in line with EU State aid rules and contributes to a common European interest.

The four Member States will provide in the coming years up to €1.75 billion in funding for this project that aims to unlock an additional €6 billion in private investment. The project should be completed by 2024 (with differing timelines for each sub-project).

UPDATED – Agenda: Competitiveness Council (Internal Market, Industry, Research and Space) (29-30 November 2018)

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UPDATED – Agenda: Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (26 – 27 November 2018)

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