The European Commission has adopted a new Best Practices Code for State aid control. The Code provides guidance to the Commission, Member States, businesses and other stakeholders on the day-to-day conduct of State aid procedures, to improve their effectiveness, transparency and predictability.
High Level Forum on State Aid Modernisation, Brussels, 19 June 2018.
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to create the InvestEU Programme, bringing EU budget financing in the form of loans and guarantees under one roof.
The European Commission has concluded that Ireland’s sugar sweetened drinks tax does not involve State aid. In particular, the Commission found that the measure’s scope and design are consistent with the health objectives pursued by Ireland, namely tackling obesity and other sugar related diseases.