European Commission on State Aid
The European Commission has announced that it is “inviting comments from interested stakeholders on certain aspects of the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy, in view of their planned revision”. The Guidelines enable Member States to finance projects to enhance environmental protection and energy generation adequacy, subject to certain conditions. They ensure that public measures contribute to the achievement of objectives of common European interest such as decarbonisation, while avoiding undue distortions of competition in the Single Market. The Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy, whose validity has been prolonged until 31 December 2021, have been evaluated as part of the “fitness check”.