The 2017 State Aid Scoreboard, published today by the European Commission, confirms the benefits of the Juncker Commission’s State Aid Modernisation package.
Over 97% of new implemented aid measures fell under the new General Block Exemption Regulation and could be quickly implemented by Member States to the benefit of citizens, businesses and regions, avoiding bureaucracy, red tape and delays.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, Chairman He Lifeng and Vice Chairman Hu Zucai, both of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, held today in Beijing the first cooperation meeting on State aid control and Fair Competition Review as part of a new dialogue between the EU and China.
Speech made at the High Level Forum on State Aid Modernisation, Brussels, 28 June 2017.
European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, and He Lifeng, Chairman of China’s National Development and Reform Commission, have signed today in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding to start a dialogue on state aid control.
The Common Agricultural Policy is now governed at an external level by the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and more specifically by its Agreement on Agriculture of 15 April 1994.