The European Commission has approved under State aid rules the introduction of stringent CO2 emission limits in the Italian capacity mechanism. The measure will contribute to ensuring security of supply and increase the level of environmental protection without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.
This event will focus on state aid outside of the EU as well as on its procedural and institutional issues.
The objective of the training week is to enable participants to learn from leading experts in the field and from each other, strengthening the knowledge and networks needed to meet some of today’s most pressing challenges. The week-long activities focus on the critical role of energy efficiency in mitigating growing energy demand across all sectors in the world’s fastest‑growing economies.
The Commission launched a public consultation to evaluate and review the rules for state aid in agriculture, rural areas and forestry.
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a scheme to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Lithuania. The measure, open to all types of renewable generation, will contribute to the EU environmental objectives without unduly distorting competition.
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.
Updated – the authorisation has been published in the Official Journal.
The consultation is aiming at collecting information contributing to evaluate whether the ETS guidelines are effective, efficient, relevant, coherent and have an EU-added value. The consultation also aims at collecting information on available policy options to address the risk of carbon leakage due to indirect emission costs, while preserving the incentive of the EU ETS for a cost-effective decarbonisation of the economy and minimising competition distortions in the internal market.
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.